By Dave Andrusko
This post will address a few of the many implications of a question asked in Sunday’s second presidential debate.
The issue of the Supreme Court–and its composition under either a President Trump or a President Clinton–did not come up until near the end. A questioner stated/asked
Good evening. Perhaps the most important aspect of this election is the Supreme Court justice. What would you prioritize as the most important aspect of selecting a Supreme Court justice?
In case you didn’t know, Clinton said,”I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose.” She added, “Now Donald put forth of the names of people he would consider. And among the ones that he has suggested are people who would reverse Roe v. Wade,” which, she said, “would be a terrible mistake and take us backwards.”
Justice Scalia, great judge, died recently and we have a vacancy. I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of justice Scalia. I am looking for judges and have actually picked 20 of them. So that people would say: Highly respected. Highly thought of and actually very beautifully reviewed by just about everybody. But people that will respect the Constitution of the United States. And I think that this is so important.
Trump was alluded to two separate lists of candidates he released that he would consider for the Supreme Court. All were well-received by pro-life and conservative organizations.
In case you didn’t know, Trump has said he is committed to
Making the Hyde Amendment permanent law to protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions.
Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide.
Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.
Mrs. Clinton has made gutting the Hyde Amendment, credited with saving over 2 million lives, a priority, a priority that is now (for the first time) a part of the Democrat Party’s platform.
In case you didn’t know, Clinton opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, opposed the ban on partial-birth abortions which the Supreme Court subsequently upheld, and is best buddies with Planned Parenthood whose two political arms vow to spend upwards of $30 million to elect her President.
In case you didn’t know, Clinton’s insatiable thirst for promoting abortion included telling Chuck Todd of Meet the Press that “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” including (when subsequently asked by Paula Paris of The View) “on its due date, just hours before delivery.”
Elsewhere today (“Early voting for 2016 elections has already begun”), we explain how to cast your ballot early. If you or your pro-life friends and family will not be able to vote on Election Day, please take advantage of the opportunity to vote early.