Planned Parenthood Demands Special ‘Personal Liberty Standard’ for Trump Supreme Court Nominee

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In a press statement published at the Planned Parenthood website, the groups say their announcement of the special standard "comes after President Trump promised to appoint only biased justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and strike down the Affordable Care Act".

Laguens, a lesbian who is raising triplet daughters with her partner, has become the public face of Planned Parenthood since the departure of the organization's former president Cecile Richards. Believe it or not, it was just 46 years ago that single women gained the legal right to use birth control with the 1972 decision, Eisenstadt v. Baird, which followed the 1965 landmark Supreme Court case, Griswold v. Connecticut, that made birth control legal but only for married women. Collins would agree that those were very good reversals.

Instead, a repeal of Roe would shift the battle from the federal courts to state legislatures, where lawmakers in every state would make their own rules about when, where and under what circumstances women could obtain abortions. Because Roe had not been decided by a close vote (the vote was actually 7-2), and because it had bipartisan support, with both liberal and conservative justices on the Court voting with the majority and with key leaders in both political parties endorsing the decision, no one at the time, whether inside or outside of the pro-life movement, thought an imminent reversal of the decision was likely. It erred in 1973 with the Roe v. Wade decision in dehumanizing unborn children and justifying aborting them.

Kennedy, by contrast, was a swing vote on abortion issues.

For most activists in the pro-life movement, a mere reversal of Roe was not what they wanted anyway, because they knew that reversing Roe would not end legalized abortion in the United States. And if they're right and I'm wrong, if another Republican appointee writes another opinion that limits but still preserves a constitutional right to terminate unborn human lives, then the party unity that I expect around the Kavanaugh nomination will never be repeated, rebellions and disillusionment will divide the right's legal coalition, and pro-life voters will never trust the legal establishment's promises again.

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Another dozen or so states still have pre-Roe abortion bans on the books. "Roe v. Wade is the untold story of how people lied, how the media lied, and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 Million Americans", reads a funding appeal for the movie. Abortion has been legal in NY since 1970, but advocates for the Reproductive Health Act say the law is limited and outdated and needs to be modernized. Those laws, passed long after Roe was handed down, would make abortion illegal if and when the Supreme Court were to say Roe is no more.

Sen. Harriette Chandler, president of the Massachusetts Senate.

All this means the outcome of a confirmation vote is uncertain.

Most Republicans want to put the Supreme Court out of reach of the left for a generation or more. He rewarded them with the appointment of conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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