If SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade, what do you think that could potentially mean for their treatment of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations?
I am concerned that if abortion rights are curtailed (and permissibly restricted by the states in any manner they see fit), this will destroy the bodily integrity/autonomy argument that should be used to strike down mandatory COVID-19 vaccination laws. I don’t see how a ruling that upholds stricter abortion laws leaves any room for them to strike down mandatory vaccinations. And that’s a big deal…
This may be an unpopular opinion, but I firmly believe that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade/permits broader restrictions on abortion, and somehow strikes down mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations (should it ever take and decide the issue), the legitimacy of the Supreme Court will be completely obliterated. I do not see how SCOTUS could legitimately reconcile such divergent rulings. A partisan answer would provide the only justification, in my opinion.
So, this leads me to believe SCOTUS is just not going to take on the vaccine issue, and simply defer to their precedent in Jacobson (despite how contentious the issue may become among the Circuit Courts of Appeals).
What do you think this means for the mandatory vaccination question?
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