Republicans around the nation are actively working against abortion legislation in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s impending judgment. “Republicans Are Winning the Fight Against Abortion,” according to The Daily Beast. “Where Have All the Democrats Gone?” The author expressed concern that Republicans are enacting a wave of anti-abortion measures in numerous states before of the Supreme Court’s expected judgment on Roe v. Wade.
“Listen, I understand the prevailing Beltway consulting wisdom. These bills will blow over. It’ll be challenged in court, make a stand then. And yes, It’s tempting to think that common sense and cooler heads will—must—prevail on an issue so fundamental as a woman’s freedom to exist.
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But that’s a fantasy in an America where Republicans command majorities in 30 states, and in 23 states the GOP holds entirely unified control of state government. Insulated from political challenges by gerrymandering and voter suppression, state Republicans have taken off their masks to introduce a horror show of anti-abortion legislation,” According to the article.
Many states are taking measures in response to this. Republicans in Tennessee have filed an anti-abortion bill that looks to be identical to the Texas legislation already in effect. “This measure is based on legislation that was approved in Texas last year. Abortions in Texas have decreased by 60% since the measure was approved, according to GOP Rep. Rebecca Alexander, the bill’s sponsor, who spoke to a House panel. Attorney General Jason Miyares of Virginia is urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Virginia joined 21 other states in petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn Mississippi’s 15-week abortion restriction and reaffirm the court’s basic ruling in Roe v. Wade. In a letter to the court, Miyares stated, “The [new] Attorney General has reassessed Virginia’s stance in this issue.” “Virginia today believes that the Constitution is silent on the issue of abortion, and that it is up to the people of the several states to decide on the legal status and regulatory treatment of abortion.”
Virginia will join 19 Republican attorneys general and a dozen red-state governors in pushing for states to regulate abortion legislation, according to Miyares. “It is Virginia’s belief that the Supreme Court’s rulings in Roe and Casey were incorrectly decided,” he said, referring to the 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which prohibited states from imposing excessive restrictions on abortion access before viability. “By allowing the people of the various states to address these problems for themselves, this court should restore judicial neutrality to the abortion debate.”
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Steadily for the past month, Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley claimed that Roe v. Wade is the greatest injustice of our time, and that the Supreme Court has a chance to right it. In an interview with Breitbart, Hawley stated that Roe v. Wade is “very much in play” following the first day of oral arguments. “It would represent the achievement of a milestone goal,” Hawley added. “I have to say, personally, that Roe is one of the key reasons why I went into politics, and I believe that’s true for many, many other people.” One of the main reasons I became interested in law was because of this. And this is the worst injustice we have ever witnessed in our lives.”
“I simply have to say,” Hawley added, “as someone who feels that row is one of the worst Supreme Court judgments ever handed down, I think it would be a major moral milestone and rectify a great injustice.” A Mississippi law that would prohibit almost all abortions after 15 weeks is presently being reviewed by the Supreme Court.
With his line of inquiry in December, Justice Clarence Thomas made it obvious that he favored overturning Roe v Wade. Liberal pro-abortion campaigners have long targeted Thomas, despite the fact that he is likely one of the most pro-life justices to ever sit on the court.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh are likely to be the case’s decisive votes. Roberts and Kavanaugh might be aiming for a “middle ground,” where they don’t favor overturning Roe v Wade altogether. In addition, in every abortion-related issue before him, Judge Thomas has made the philosophically correct decision.
Justice Thomas, the longest-serving member of the present Court, has the most definitive record when it comes to deciding whether or not to overturn Roe, as he did so when given the opportunity. Thomas is the only current Supreme Court judge who was a member of the Court at the time of the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey case, in which he decided in the minority.
Thomas is vehemently opposed to the Roe and Casey precedents. In the month of June, Medical v. Russo, a slight advantage on behalf of abortion advocates, Thomas dissented and said of abortion precedents:
“But those decisions created the right to abortion out of whole cloth, without a shred of support from the Constitution’s text. Our abortion precedents are grievously wrong and should be overruled. Because we have neither jurisdiction nor constitutional authority to declare Louisiana’s duly enacted law unconstitutional, I respectfully dissent.“ There isn’t a major call in this decision. The judgment by Justice Thomas to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion restriction and overturn Roe appears to be a done deal.