Joy Behar Claims Texas Abortion Ban Could Lead to Segregation

( Last week, the Supreme Court issued a procedural ruling on Texas’s new Heartbeat Law that allows the law to remain in effect while the Court hears a challenge on whether parties may bring suit against it before the state has taken enforcement actions outlined in the law. In its decision, the court also rules that the lawsuit brought against the Texas law could proceed.

It was a procedural vote, not a final ruling on the law’s constitutionality.

But that didn’t stop Joy Behar, noted Constitutional scholar co-host of ABC’s “The View” from kvetching over the Supreme Court procedural ruling on her show Monday.

Behar, who has no idea what she’s talking about, claimed that if the Supreme Court didn’t step in and stop the Texas law, some states may decide to defy the ruling in Brown v the Board of Education and bring racial segregation back to schools.

Not that anybody expects to see intelligent, informed debate on current events from people like Joy Behar or Whoopie Goldberg, but that observation has zero grounding in reality.

Then Behar railed against the Supreme Court itself, claiming the SCOTUS was on “a path to oblivion” for making a procedural ruling that allows the Texas law to remain in effect while a lawsuit against it proceeds in court.

In short, Behar seems unclear exactly what last Friday’s ruling was about.

Then Behar asked NeverTrumper and The Bulwark contributor Amanda Carpenter if Joy was right in her ignorant assessment.

Rather than tell Behar that she doesn’t know what she’s talking about, Carpenter fretted over what the Court will do when the suit against the Texas law finally reaches them. Carpenter said she was concerned that if the SCOTUS overrules Roe v Wade, “we won’t have a nationwide debate about abortion, we’ll have a 50-state debate about abortion.”

Yeah. Exactly. That’s the point.

Abortion is such a significant issue in this country, it should be decided by the people through their elected representatives. Leaving it up to each state will allow that to happen, and that’s a good thing.

But for Amanda Carpenter, it isn’t.