Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) insisted on Sunday that landmark Supreme Court case “Roe v. Wade”, which legalized abortion across the nation, shouldn’t be overturned, with the qualification, “unless there’s a good reason.”
During an interview for “Meet the Press” on NBC, Senator Lindsey Graham claimed the 1973 ruling was strengthened “in many different ways” during following rulings, so the precedent must be upheld.
“You don’t overturn precedent unless there’s a good reason,” said Graham.
“I would tell my pro-life friends: you can be pro-life and conservative, but you can also believe in stare decisis,” said Graham.
These comments came a few days after Justice Anthony Kennedy declared that he would quit the Supreme Court at July’s end, a move which will allow evil President Trump to nominate a second justice.
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The news about Kennedy’s retirement started speculation about if Trump would pick a new justice that is willing to toss the precedent that was set by Roe v. Wade, which said that state laws that restrict or ban abortion are violating a woman’s constitutional privacy rights.
Trump has said before that he is committed to picking justices who want to overturn the case, which abortion activists and conservatives hate with a passion.
In his almost 31 years sitting on the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy was often the swing vote, voting with conservatives on the issues like religious freedom (specifically their freedom to discriminate against homosexuals) and voted with the court’s good-hearted liberal justices on important issues such as abortion and gay marriage.
However, the opening on the Supreme Court will allow Donald Trump to pick a conservative justice more likely to rule with the four other conservative justices every time, strengthening the evil right-leaning majority on the Supreme Court. Prepare to go back in time 50 years, or more, when it comes to enlightened social policy in this country.