Editor’s note. This appeared in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. Be sure to read the issue in its entirety and pass stories along to your pro-life friends and family.
Every once in a while, our opponents will say or write something that shows the absolute depths of their antipathy against life.
Take the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Supreme Court justice. Gorsuch’s private views don’t seem to cloud his judicial decisions, as he is a believer in the primacy of the Constitution and the law: He’s made clear it is the legislatures that make the law; his job is simply to interpret the laws they make, and apply them as intended.
That isn’t good enough for pro-abortion groups like NARAL, though. They’ve complained bitterly that Gorsuch has ruled in favor of litigants like Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor, who claimed that Obama Administration regulations forcing them to cover drugs in their health insurance plans that violated their religious liberties.
But NARAL also lists as a reason not to confirm Judge Gorsuch something he once wrote in a book against assisted suicide and euthanasia. In the book, Gorsuch argued for “the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong.”
This value is one of the core underpinnings of Western Civilization going back for almost 2,000 years. And yet, NARAL would have us believe it is somehow controversial – that it disqualifies him to be a justice on our Supreme Court!
It just shows they’ve just become the radical wing of an already radical movement!
Judge Gorsuch believes in interpreting the law as written, matched, of course, against the rights we all have under the Constitution.
In doing his job with that reserved and respectful approach to the law, he found in the Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor cases that religious liberties guaranteed in our Constitution were threatened by the government’s health care mandates.
But to Planned Parenthood, simply interpreting the religious liberties of two litigants, meant he displayed “an alarming history of interfering with reproductive rights and health.”
It’s clear NARAL and Planned Parenthood are not really interested in “rights.” If they were, they would want all rights weighed. But they don’t want religious rights factored in at all; they want a certain outcome to cases, nothing more and nothing less.
That’s not the rule of law – that’s a form of judicial despotism that directly affects democracy, and the rights of every American citizen.
National Right to Life understands that nothing in our Constitution gave a doctor a right to kill an unborn child, and we support judicial nominees who will faithfully apply the Constitution. We have initiated a major campaign, our National Project to Confirm Judge Gorsuch.
That project needs your help to counter the millions of dollars the pro-abortion side will invest to defend their twisting of our Constitution, their insistence that outcomes that ignore the Constitution be preordained, and that they lead to the killing of the unborn.
It’s time we take back our Constitution and the rule of law, an essential underpinning of a democratic society. Will you please help us do that with a generous donation to National Right to Life for this campaign?
Many are predicting President Trump will have other Supreme Court justices to appoint. We know there are approximately 100 lower court openings in the federal system.
How we fare in this confirmation fight could affect how we do in those vital 100 district and appeals court confirmation battles, as well as in any future nominations for the Supreme Court. And that just makes your support now even more important!
Please help with your generous support so the courts can once again become the impartial arbiters of justice envisioned by our Founders, and not the private refuge of radicals who would undermine our most treasured values – including the precious right to life!