This week, the Supreme Court overruled a pro-life, Louisiana law. The ruling was decided by Chief Justice Roberts, whose swing vote sided with the liberal side of the court. Conservative Americans were outraged by this Bush-appointed justice’s betrayal. Now, Clarence Thomas is voicing a powerful, dissenting view.
The Supreme Court voted to strike down a Louisiana law that required abortion practitioners to be working at local hospitals. It was a common sense law that sought to protect women, by making sure they were going to actual licensed doctors, not some Planned Parenthood quack. Because this would naturally reduce the number of abortion clinics in the state, liberals rioted.
But the real crime was how Chief Justice Roberts, a man appointed by pro-life President George W. Bush, voted with the left to strike down the law.
Clarence Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion, going much further than the law in question.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas filed a blistering opinion dissenting from a Monday decision to strike down a Louisiana law that required abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, calling the court’s record on abortion “grievously wrong.”
The pitched dissent made clear that Thomas is ready to tear down the court’s protections for abortion completely in his most explicit comments yet that precedents all the way back to Roe v. Wade should fall…
“But those decisions created the right to abortion out of whole cloth, without a shred of support from the Constitution’s text. Our abortion precedents are grievously wrong and should be overruled.” [Source: Fox News]
Thomas pulls off the gloves as he hammers the court. He said that the court never had the right to legalize abortion in the first place, saying the Constitution does not support the right. On top of that, he said Monday’s ruling is wrong because the “Constitution does not constrain the States’ ability to regulate or even prohibit abortion.”
He also said that the court “created the right to abortion based on an amorphous unwritten right to privacy,” calling it legal fiction.
This is a powerful and dramatic statement, from a justice known for his reserve. But for Thomas to come out with such strong words reveals just how deep the divide is over this recent ruling. Liberals will always protect abortion, no matter what. It doesn’t matter if states have the right to regulate the barbaric practice. In fact, these days Democrats push abortion for any reason, at any time.
But Thomas is taking the fight all the way back to Roe v. Wade. He is making it very clear that the court never had the right to legalize abortion, because there was no basis in the Constitution.
This suggests that, should we get enough votes, Thomas is on board with rolling back the famous ruling that legalized abortion in the first place. He made a sound, legal argument. All that it would take is for enough justices on the court to vote the same way.
We know, right now, that a vote like that would be 4-4, with Roberts being a deciding vote. Yet despite his record of being a Constitutional justice, lately he’s been bowing to the radical left.
Perhaps we won’t have a true conservative Supreme Court until Ruth Bader Ginsberg retires. Should Trump be re-elected, he’s all but assured to get another chance at picking a SCOTUS justice. Then and only then, will Robert’s unreliable swing vote be nullified.
Thomas went on to say that the Supreme Court created a mess when its legalized abortion. It can’t reconcile Roe and later rulings with the Constitution. Therefore, “those decisions should be overruled.”
We are only a few steps away from seeing the evil practice outlawed for good. All it would take is another good justice on the bench.
That means four more years for Trump.