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QUEI GUARDIANI DELLA VITA PALADINI DELLA PENA DI MORTE

July 16, 2022:

Elisabetta Zamparutti su Il Riformista del 16 luglio 2022

Vita! Ineffabile mistero legato al respiro, dal primo vagito all’ultimo sospiro. E quanti i guardiani di questo fluire, dentro e fuori i polmoni, dell’aria, a volte ferma a volte burrascosa. Tra questi i giudici della Corte Suprema americana che hanno deciso in sei contro tre di mettere fine alle garanzie costituzionali per l’aborto. Lo hanno fatto dopo mezzo secolo dalla loro introduzione.
“Ha vinto la vita!” ha commentato qualcuno. Per Donald Trump siamo addirittura all’espressione della “volontà di Dio”. Strumenti della manifestazione di questa “volontà divina” sono certamente i tre giudici che lui stesso ha designato: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh e Amy Coney Barrett i quali hanno costituito la super maggioranza conservatrice della Corte Suprema, unendosi all’afroamericano Clarence Thomas scelto da Bush padre e a John Roberts e Samuel Alito voluti da Bush figlio. Conservare, cum-servare, tenere con sé. Sono d’accordissimo. La vita stessa è mantenimento di un equilibrato insieme di elementi diversi quali parti di un tutto. Ordine armonico e per questo vitale in un disordine altrimenti distruttivo.
Marco Pannella, sull’aborto, diceva che ciò che bisogna assicurare è il diritto a procreare con amore, con consapevolezza, anziché il riprodursi come bestie. Questo attiene alla vita, in una dimensione nonviolenta e civile. Mentre, invece, trovo una matrice violenta, primordiale, disordinata, in fin dei conti mortifera nell’imposizione della vita a tutti i costi come inteso dai guardiani americani della Corte Suprema.
Non è un caso che i tre giudici di nomina trumpiana si siano distinti per un morboso attaccamento da un lato alla vita di un feto e contemporaneamente alla pena di morte. Ricordo ancora la motivazione scritta dal giudice Gorsuch nel rigetto del ricorso di un condannato a morte del Missouri, Russell Bucklew, che spiegava come fosse affetto da una malattia rara che gli avrebbe causato atroci dolori se giustiziato con l’iniezione letale e che pertanto chiedeva un metodo alternativo. Si era appellato all’ottavo emendamento che vieta trattamenti crudeli e inusuali. Per Gorsuch “l’ottavo emendamento vieta metodi ‘crudeli e inusuali’ ma non garantisce una morte indolore”. Non so cosa possa esserci di più cinico e violento.
D’altro canto lo stesso Trump ha danzato con la morte per consegnare la sua presidenza alla storia. Nel 2020, fece giustiziare dieci persone – un numero maggiore rispetto a quello delle esecuzioni nei cinquanta Stati dell’intero continente – ripristinando le esecuzioni federali sospese dal 2003. Trump ha inteso passare alla storia con il bottino del maggior numero di esecuzioni federali dal 1896 e uscire di scena con la messa a morte, senza alcuna pietà, di una persona torturata e abusata per una vita: Lisa Montgomery, la prima donna giustiziata in settant’anni negli USA.
Ecco, un pensiero conservatore servirebbe per manifestare, anche politicamente, il senso di una vita concepita con amore e capace di contenere – di tenere con sé – anche chi nella sua vita ha conosciuto tempeste, scommettendo sull’inesorabile schiarita. Contenimento e conservazione possibile se fondata sulla fiducia, oserei dire sull’amore, per la persona umana: la donna che decide di abortire o il condannato che decide di cambiare.

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