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Brett Kavanaugh wants to do away with legal abortion. He told us so.
September 12, 2018
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It's amazing how many people here commenting without having any knowledge of how civics works.
SCOTUS cannot just unilaterally decide the abortion is unconstitutional. A case challenging it's legality would have to make it to the supreme court. A case which would have to be ruled on by lower courts and appealed to the supreme court.
Even then, the only thing the supreme court could do is state that abortion is not a constitutional right. This would send it back to the states to decide, which, by the way, is where most legislation should be done, at the state level.
Of course our legislature could also decide to pass a national law declaring abortion on demand be legal. In fact there were plenty of opportunities since Roe V. Wade where our congress could have put this issue to rest through actual legislation and they didn't.
In fact the ONLY way abortion could be made nationally illegal is if Congress wrote a law criminalizing it. Which in today's political environment seems highly unlikely.
So enough of the hand wringing and tales that people will die if Kavanaugh is confirmed. It's a lie, and those telling it, know full well that it is.
We *could* avoid all this and have our legislative government make an actual law.
But that would require effort, character and absence of fear of reprisal.
The reason abortion is such a contentious issue is that you have large parts of the population with two completely different views. The pro life people believe that the fetus is a life at conception. The pro abortion people believe it is not a life until it is outside the womb. Depending upon where you sit abortion is either murder or a medical procedure. Until that answer is definitively answered this will remain a contentious issue,
In the hearings Kavanaugh never said he felt it should be reversed. He did lay out that there are many steps before a case gets to the Supreme Court. Besides it isn't a single person the court. Besides if congress wrote clear and clean laws the courts rule on law, not making law.
Alexander Nazarian (the author) must like to hear himself talk because he repeats his argument over and over in this article. The article could been half as long. And yes, it appears that not only is Roe settled law but so too is Casey. And it appears Kavanaugh's position is you can't pick and choose (cafeteria comment) which laws you reflect on. As a Justice his responsibility isn't to make law but to reflect on existing law to render decisions. I know the left doesn't like this but that's the job.
Since I'm a male, I'll never find myself in a situation where having an abortion would be an option for me However, If I was female I wouldn't want to find myself facing that decision. With that said....I feel that it should be a personal choice. There would be a lot of considerations to weigh before making a choice either way. In the end, the only judge that should have a say in the matter is the Lord himself.
I didn't know until after my (divorced) mother had passed that she had had an unwanted pregnancy and decided to leave our small town during the pregnancy because she was going to be treated for "cancer". She had the child and put her up for adoption. It wasn't until after my mother had passed that an agency used for uniting families called me, letting me know my half-sister would like to meet me and my siblings. We met right away.....and are so pleased with our Mother's decision. The pregnancy occurred in the late 60"s....which made the whole situation even more "taboo".
Right here. Conservative that believes abortion is immoral, should be discouraged and rare, but also believes it should be legal and between a doctor and a patient. I do not believe the Federal government should interfere.
1) There is no such thing as settled law. Slavery was settled in the Constitution until the 13th. Segregation was settled until Brown decision.
Gay marriage was settled until Obergefell decision repurposed the 14th. No one knows what argument will be presented under what circumstances and seeking what interpretation.
2) There are 9 justices. Who knows which one or more may stray from an anticipated verdict?
3) Who says there is even a case that will seek to overturn Roe v. Wade and/or its counterpart Doe v. Bolton?
4) Who says the Supreme Court will agree to hear that case anyway?
5) I guess people forget that Chief Justice Kennedy stated during the initial ACA appeal (there were many in the SCOTUS) that they, the Supreme Court, do not have a mandate to make law. Their job is to interpret law, hence the penalty being seen as a tax and the law standing.
Last I looked there are 9 judges in SCOTUS and it takes a majority decision. Then ther's the fact that a case has to make it to the court and the court has to decide to hear it. Then lets not forget the Row vs Wade is settled law already. So with all this just how is one man going to overturn a law that's already on the books?
Kavanaugh is so Constitutionally qualified, one of his law professors who taught him, a Clinton supporter and democrat came in to support him, pretty incredible.
Each time YAHOO blocks a conservative comment from me, I post that they have done so. Some day, there will be a legal action against Facebook, Twitter, YAHOO, and other ultra left controlled and censored outlets. These posts will account for the number of time they do it. I encourage all conservative commenters to do likewise in the effort to gather evidence.
Kavanaugh has stated before the confirmation hearing that he views Roe v. Wade as settled law. Why doesn't you Yahoo opinion piece mention that?