Roe versus Wade has been overturned at the federal level and will now become solely a states’ rights issue. There’s a little bit of confusion, as of this writing, as to whether it was a 5-4 decision or a 6-3 decision. Perhaps by the time you read this, we’ll have a clear answer. Not that it matters. The important thing is that Roe v. Wade is finally dead, and it was Donald J. Trump that made it possible.
The court has sided with the State of Mississippi and every state will now have the right – for its voters – to decide whether they will keep abortion on the books, restrict it, or abolish it completely. Mississippi had passed a law that banned abortions after 15 weeks. A lower court overturned the ban based on Roe v. Wade, and that Mississippi case is the one that the Supreme Court ruled on.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion. Here’s what he said in the opening:
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”
“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
Several states have passed trigger laws based upon the eventuality that the court would overturn Roe. Texas, for example, will have a full ban on abortions that goes into effect exactly 30 days after the date of the decision.
The homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices have been under siege ever since Alito’s draft opinion was leaked to Politico weeks ago. Most notably, one guy tried to assassinate Brett Kavanaugh. These protests carried out by abortion lunatics in front of the judges’ homes are completely illegal, by the way. Not that the Biden Justice Department under Merrick Garland has done anything to deter the protests in any way.
There was genuine concern – and I voiced it at the time – that the unchecked threats of violence on the Justices and their families could very well lead to a different outcome in the case. That’s the whole point of laws against harassing and threatening judges. The Justices held firm in the face of those threats, though, so they’ve earned quite a bit of goodwill from conservative families in America. That couldn’t have been easy for all of them.
The big worry in the country right now, of course, is that the lunatics on the left will carry out even more acts of terrorism. They’ve already burned crisis pregnancy centers to the ground and attacked many churches across the land. The Department of Justice has been unperturbed by all this, even though these are organized groups carrying out terrorist attacks based on religious ideology.
It could get particularly dangerous for Christian organizations for the next few weeks, until the nutjob shock troops of the Democrat Party realize that abortion is still legal in places like California and Illinois and New York.
The court first heard oral arguments in this case back in December. They took their time, and it appears that this is a carefully thought-out decision. Alito’s decision is 79 pages. (I know what I’m reading this weekend!)
Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart argued in favor of his state’s law that was restricted by the lower court. It was Stewart who argued that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey should be overturned for interfering in states’ rights.
And the biggest hero of all in the 50-year battle to overturn Roe is, of course, the president who made it possible: Donald J. Trump.
Without Trump’s three Supreme Court picks from his first term, this never would have happened. We could have been waiting another 50 years to see Roe versus Wade overturned. Several states have trigger laws in place that will restrict abortions after five weeks. Others will undoubtedly pass full bans like the one in Texas soon.
This is such a monumental historical event that it pretty much ensures that Donald Trump will be unbeatable if he runs in 2024. He really did it. Trump got Roe v. Wade overturned. Let’s see anyone try to run against Trump’s track record now!