Judicial Watch calls for SCOTUS to return abortion law to the states

Many conservatives were heartened last week when the U.S. Supreme Court hinted that they would not blindly bind themselves to precedent in considering a challenge to Roe V. Wade. 

The conservative group Judicial Watch is among those calling for the abortion dispute to be returned to the state level once and for all.

“Take a step back”

The watchdog filed an amicus brief in support of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, noting that Roe, “far from creating a national consensus…threw the states into a 48-year contentious legal battle.”

The pro-life movement has long criticized Roe for leaving courts to adjudicate a hot button issue indefinitely that many say the people have a right to decide through their state legislatures.

Naturally, many on the left were horrified when conservative justices suggested they might defy Roe and allow Americans to make laws to protect life.

In a video, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said that he hopes the Supreme Court will relinquish its role of ‘super legislature’ once and for all.

“The Constitution doesn’t mention abortion,” Fitton said. “The Supreme Court should right the Constitutional wrong and take a step back from acting as a super legislative body.”

Libs already panicking

While abortion is mentioned nowhere in the Constitution, liberals have treated Roe like some metaphysical law that cannot be challenged in any circumstance.

If Roe is overturned, abortion could become illegal immediately in about half the country thanks to “trigger” laws. That scenario — that is, people deciding through democratic means to end a moral atrocity — has completely shaken the left.

Fitton criticized liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor for making the shrill, partisan argument that overturning Roe would create an inexpungible “stench” around the Supreme Court. Anticipating disaster, Democrats in Congress are one step ahead of Sotomayor with calls to pack the court, as Fox News noted.

“A ‘conservative’ court would uphold precedent. But a ‘partisan’ court may not — and this may be the most partisan court in history,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said. “We must protect a woman’s right to choose.”

Roe is one of the most erroneous decisions in the high court’s history, and there is no reason it should remain the law of the land.

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