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A reviravolta, no espaço de um ano, na composição do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça dos EUA, forum onde se define o quadro legal para o aborto, está a deixar os poderosos lobbys abortistas, os meios de comunicação social, e os políticos do establishment, à beira de um ataque de nervos. Se o Senado (com ligeira maioria Republicana) confirmar Brett Cavanaugh, proposto por Trump e Pence, depois de há um ano ter conseguido nomear Neil Gorsuch, o Supremo fica com condições para, a prazo, eventualmente, liquidar a famigerada sentença do caso Roe versus Wade de 1973, uma sentença sempre extremamente controversa e polémica ao longo de décadas. 


Vice President Mike Pence: “I Do” Still Want Roe v. Wade Overturned

National   Steven Ertelt   Jul 10, 2018   |   7:13PM    Washington, DC

Vice President Mike Pence confirmed in an interview today that he still wants Roe vs Wade to be overturned. That is the Supreme Court decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortion throughout pregnancy.

In an interview with Dana Bash of CNN, the vice-president avoided her trapping questions in an attempt to get him to prejudice Supreme Court nominee Brett Cavanaugh and give some sort of indication that he will overturn Roe. Of course if Judge Cavanaugh specifically said that’s what he would do before confirmed he would not be able to participate in any Supreme Court decision reversing Roe.

The pro-life vice-president definitely responded to the question about whether or not he wanted Roe to the overturned, saying that he did but that he was not the actual nominee for the Supreme Court.

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During the 2016 campaign, Pence said that he hoped to see the ruling end up on “the ash heap of history,” while Trump predicted that Roe v. Wade would be overturned “automatically” if he appointed anti-abortion-rights justices to the court.

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“I stand for the sanctity of life. This administration, this President are pro-life, but what the American people ought to know is that, as the President said today, this is not an issue he discussed with Judge Kavanaugh, I didn’t discuss it with him either,” Pence said in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash that aired on “The Situation Room” when he was asked if he would be disappointed if Kavanaugh is given an opportunity to overturn Roe and does not.

When Bash asked Pence if he still wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned, the vice president responded, “I do, but I haven’t been nominated to the Supreme Court.”

“If we appoint strict constructionists to the Supreme Court as Donald Trump intends to do, I believe we will see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs,” Pence said during the 2016 presidential campaign.


People will die! Birth control will be illegal! It’s the end of the world! As far as liberals are concerned, nothing’s a stretch under a Supreme Court that knows its constitutional limits. For a movement entirely dependent on activist judges, the sky is falling. And President Trump’s pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy is a big reason why.

Of course, you can’t blame liberals for panicking. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s latest pick for the Supreme Court, has made it quite clear that if he’s confirmed, he doesn’t plan on playing along with the Left’s game of “winning through the courts.” Where does that leave a movement that’s had to sue its way to abortion, same-sex marriage, and religious discrimination? In deep trouble.

“The world liberals have been ‘living in’ is one where all injustice can be cured through government intervention,” Tom Gilson points out in the Stream. “…It’s a world that foolishly supposes [important] matters are for judges to decide, not legislatures. It’s a place where somehow this represents the rule of law rather than the rule of men — even though it took but a simple majority of nine unelected persons to make these decisions into law.”

The idea that the three branches of government might finally rediscover their original purpose is terrifying to a party that can’t seem to win on its issues democratically. “How dare he be allowed to do this?” an emotional Joy Behar shrieked about President Trump on “The View.” In other words, how dare he be allowed to take away the one crutch Democrats have for forcing unpopular things like gender-free bathrooms, transgender military policy, contraceptive mandates, and taxpayer-funded abortion on unwilling voters?

So scandalized are liberals over this nomination that Behar actually asked why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) isn’t “in jail” for refusing to rubber-stamp President Obama’s Supreme Court pick in an election year. Others, like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), are overreacting with special executive orders designed to “protect” states from the culture of life they fear Brett Kavanaugh might restore. New York, Cuomo wants the country to know, will always welcome the killing of innocent children. When it comes to abortion, he said, “no insurance company can deny it, no bureaucracy can deny it, and no federal agency can deny it.” “Mark my words,” he said, “they are moving to roll back Roe v. Wade. That is going to be the next move by this president.”

Pro-lifers certainly hope so, but it will take a lot more than Brett Kavanaugh — or even the Supreme Court — to accomplish that. The more justices chip away at the rulings like Roe or Casey v. Planned Parenthood, the more important the states become. In many ways, that’s where the battle for life has made its greatest gains. We talked yesterday about the incredible wave of pro-life legislation that’s been sweeping across the country since the most pro-abortion president in history took office eight years ago. “After new restrictions enacted in 2017,” the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute points out that “29 states have adopted enough abortion restrictions to be considered either ‘hostile’ (6 states) or ‘extremely hostile’ (23 states) to abortion rights, with Iowa and West Virginia entering the hostile group for the first time.”

If the Supreme Court is out of reach, the Left’s attention will turn to the states, where, surprisingly, most — including the bluest ones — don’t have laws “guaranteeing a right to abortion.” The New Republic is beating that drum now. “Most states do not have laws, and a number of Democratic-leaning states have either failed to adopt measures that enshrine a positive right to abortion, or, as in New York, they recognize a limited right to abortion that’s seemingly out of step with their states’ politics. Some, like New Mexico and Massachusetts, even have archaic bans on the procedure that could theoretically come into play again.” Instead of sitting around and wringing their hands, liberal activists are trying to light a fire under states that took abortion for granted under Roe.

Suddenly, the few pro-abortion governors and state legislatures that are left are racing to convene special sessions (like Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island) or furiously working to update the state’s laws. In places like Massachusetts, “the state still has a nineteenth-century abortion ban on the books, in addition to laws requiring elective abortions to be performed in hospitals and banning the sale of contraception to unmarried women.”

The work for pro-lifers won’t end when Roe v. Wade does. Conservatives have to continue making the case for the unborn, understanding that the biggest debate for life is in their home states. A more balanced court doesn’t mean this issue goes away — it means elections are that much more important. Are you paying attention to yours?

LifeNews Note: Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council.