Rep. Kevin McCarthy: “I believe the most precious gift God gives us is life and I defend my pro-life position for my whole political career but in my whole political career, I also believed in rape, incest or life of the mother were exceptions.” https://t.co/sLEXlZifZY pic.twitter.com/7bohG1wEuZ— The Hill (@thehill) May 16, 2019
“WASHINGTON — Abortion rights are at risk at the Supreme Court, but the short-term threat may not come from extreme measures like the one passed by Alabama lawmakers.
The court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is more likely to chip away at the constitutional right to abortion established in 1973 in Roe v. Wade than to overturn it outright. It will have plenty of opportunities to do so.
As soon as Monday, the court could announce whether it will hear challenges to three provisions of Indiana abortion laws on issues like the disposal of fetal remains and an 18-hour waiting period after state-mandated ultrasound examinations. The court will in the coming months almost certainly agree to hear a challenge to a Louisiana law that could reduce the number of abortion clinics in the state to one. …”
“Abortion foes in state legislatures seem awfully sure of themselves lately. By passing bills that would severely restrict abortion, lawmakers in Alabama and Georgia have in effect asked the Supreme Court not only to overturn Roe v. Wade immediately, but also to recognize the personhood of the fetus. The history of the abortion debate suggests, though, that by going as far as these measures do, anti-abortion legislators may have overplayed their hand.
Start with the idea of fetal personhood. Both the Alabama and Georgia measures rely on the concept of “natural law”— unchanging moral principles that have supposedly existed since before the Constitution— to support the idea that a fetus is a person. But these kinds of arguments don’t have a record of judicial success. …”
After 56 million abortions, I’m sensing that the evangelicals aren’t going to be satisfied with chipping away at Roe v. Wade for another 40 years.
These people have been told for a generation that it was necessary to swallow their concerns about every other issue facing our society to vote for the Republican Party in order to pack the court with conservative justices like Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and John Roberts. They’ve been told that babies are being murdered. It is now or never for the anti-abortion movement. Either the Supreme Court will strike down Roe v. Wade or True Conservatism will be exposed as one long con.
Get your popcorn!
Note: I’m looking forward to seeing how John Roberts spins this one. It is our view that Conservatism, Inc. is nothing but a gigantic scam.