Clarence Thomas has served on the Supreme Court since 1991.
Now all hell is breaking loose.
And that’s because Clarence Thomas was handed the court case he waited 30 years for.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear the state of Mississippi’s appeal of a lower court striking down its ban on abortions after 15 weeks.
In a brief just filed with the Supreme Court, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch argued that the Supreme Court should take this opportunity to overturn the wrongly decided Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey which legalized and then upheld abortion on demand in America.
“Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition,” Mississippi’s brief read. “Roe broke from prior cases, Casey failed to rehabilitate it, and both recognize a right that has no basis in the Constitution.”
In the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, Justice Blackmun invented a right to privacy that does not exist in the Constitution and extended it to cover the right of abortionists to end the lives of innocent babies.
In Roe and Casey, the Supreme Court outrageously argued that states denying women abortion up until the moment of birth doomed them to the “distressful life” of being a mother.
“The march of progress has left Roe and Casey behind,” Attorney General Fitch argued. “Those cases maintained that an unwanted pregnancy could doom women to ‘a distressful life and future,’ that abortion is a needed complement to contraception, and that viability marked a sensible point for when state interests in unborn life become compelling.”
However, Attorney General Fitch explained that advances in technology and just basic morality rendered that argument null and void.
Attorney General Fitch wrote that “today, adoption is accessible and on a wide scale women attain both professional success and a rich family life, contraceptives are more available and effective, and scientific advances show that an unborn child has taken on the human form and features months before viability.”
Justice Thomas made it clear in numerous opinions over the years that he would like to strike down Roe v. Wade as the defining legacy of his judicial career.
Now that Donald Trump appointed three justices to the Supreme Court and there are six Republican appointees out of nine, conservatives believe this is the time to overturn one of the most wrongly decided cases in American history.
The Court took up this case for a reason, so few expect the Court to reaffirm Roe and rule against Mississippi.
What is in question is how expansive the Court’s ruling will be and if it will fully overturn Roe or just chip away at it.
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