Bette Midler schooled after accusing SCOTUS of ‘striking down the 14th Amendment’

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For some reason, Bette Midler decided to take to Twitter to peddle some misinformation about Justice Alito’s leaked draft abortion-related Supreme Court opinion.

“#RoeVWade has been settled law, guaranteed by the Constitution for 50 years; the 14th Amendment to the document that is the foundation of our country’s laws. If they strike down this amendment, what is to stop them striking down others that conservatives don’t agree with?” the far-left actress/comedienne/singer wrote breathlessly on the social media platform as part of a chorus of those who are engaging in a certain degree of fear-mongering.

In the controversial 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, seven justices derived a privacy right in the due-process clause of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to justify a right to abortion throughout the country.

Justice Alito’s draft majority opinion, assuming it is ever finalized in its current form, would return the abortion-rights issue to each state. Many blue states, for example, will quickly pass statutes or take other measures to maintain the legality of the procedure in addition to whatever related laws are already on the books.

The potential Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in no way whatsoever eviscerates the 14th Amendment itself, nor would it have any legal authority to do so.

It appears likely that the draft was leaked, in violation of high court protocol, to help galvanize the Democrat vote heading into the November elections. Some conservative influencers are describing that transgression as an actual insurrection.

Given the disastrous domestic and international policies under the Biden administration, perhaps Democrat operatives have concluded that they have nothing else.

No one would ever accuse Midler, 76, of being a constitutional scholar or even someone with a large reservoir of common sense especially since she has a history of saying dumb things on social media that appear to reflect elitist, Hollywood-style liberalism, which ironically results in a form of exclusion rather than inclusion.

Midler, once known as “the Divine Miss M” at the height of her show-business career, also appeared to be one of many relevance-desperate celebrities, or supposed celebrities, aggressively promoting the COVID-19 vaccine that seems to run counter to the liberal ‘my body, my choice’ philosophy.

Unlike the uninformed Midler, progressive pundit Glenn Greenwald, one of the few active, intellectually honest left-wing journalists, has put the matter in perspective on Substack irrespective of one’s views on the pro-choice, pro-life debate:

Alito’s decision, if it becomes the Court’s ruling, would not itself ban abortions. It would instead lift the judicial prohibition on the ability of states to enact laws restricting or banning abortions. In other words, it would take this highly controversial question of abortion and remove it from the Court’s purview and restore it to federal and state legislatures to decide it. One cannot defend Roe by invoking the values of democracy or majoritarian will. Roe was the classic case of a Supreme Court ruling that denied the right of majorities to decide what laws should govern their lives and their society.

One can defend Roe only by explicitly defending anti-majoritarian and anti-democratic values: namely, that the abortion question should be decided by a panel of unelected judges, not by the people or their elected representatives…


Even the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is celebrated as a champion of women’s rights and the pro-choice cause, reportedly expressed the view that Roe was too sweeping in its scope.

Apart from those who are participating in the mass hysteria that the pending decision is a harbinger of a rollback of various fundamental rights, Twitter users are ridiculing Midler for her off-key, less-than-divine claim. Here is a sample:


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