Noted shock-jock Howard Stern is the latest public figure to criticize the Supreme Court after a leaked draft opinion indicated the SCOTUS' ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will move to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that protects a person's right to choose reproductive healthcare without excessive government restriction.
Stern suggested the Supreme Court Justices themselves should feel the consequences of the ruling–by being forced to take care of any unwanted children.
He suggested that if women can be forced to have children they don't want and can't afford, then it would not be inappropriate for all those unwanted children to "be allowed to live at the Supreme Court building with those Justices and they should raise every one of those babies."
You can hear Stern's remarks in the video below.
Stern started off his remarks with rather broad criticisms of the way women's bodily autonomy is viewed in the United States at large, declaring that if men "got raped and pregnant, there’d be abortions available on every corner."
"Every street corner a different clinic that would take care of the problem. How women would vote for this agenda is beyond me."
"Who the hell wants to carry a baby that you do not want? And again, the people who carry these babies who don’t want them don’t raise these kids and then we’re stuck with them.”
Stern went on to claim that people who identify as pro-life are not pro-life at all but in fact pro-birth before he offered his suggestion for the Supreme Court Justices:
“The people who are anti-abortion, they don’t give to charity, they don’t raise these kids. I don’t know who they think is going to raise them."
“All the unwanted children should be allowed to live at the Supreme Court building with those Justices and they should raise every one of those babies."
"That crackpot Clarence Thomas and that wife [Virginia "Ginni" Thomas] and all of them. They can raise those babies that they want.”
Many have praised Stern for speaking out.
Stern is well known for weighing in on any number of controversial topics and has repeatedly taken the Republican Party to task for detrimental policies and opposition to common-sense public safety measures.
Last year, Stern made headlines after he lashed out at those who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19, accusing them of prolonging the ongoing pandemic.
Stern openly mocked the slew of anti-vaxx conservative radio hosts who've succumbed to the virus, expressing his anger at still having to deal with lockdown measures because of a minority who he suggested had willfully restricted the freedom of others.