By Dave Andrusko
As was utterly expected, the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been greeted with a fusillade of pro-abortion criticism.
This in spite of the fact (as Richard Wolf of USA Today began his story saying), “On paper, Brett Michael Kavanaugh may be the most qualified Supreme Court nominee in generations.” (His resume is incredible.)
As noted yesterday, the usual suspects had a prepackaged litany of criticisms so poorly constructed in some cases they forgot to replace “xx” with Judge Kavanaugh’s name and for good measure spelled his name incorrectly.
But we’d anticipated apocalyptic predictions for the end of the world as they know it—abortion on demand on any and all babies at any and all stages for any and all reasons. The irony is, of course, that the public is much closer to our position than to theirs.
A majority opposes the reasons that 90% to 95% of all abortions are performed. This is why abortion advocates continue to ask (sometimes in an entirely misleading fashion) whether the public wants to “overturn” Roe v. Wade.
They know most of the public doesn’t have a clue of the expansive “right” to abortion found in Roe (and its companions case Doe v. Bolton). That’s why they aren’t about to ask, say, do you believe in parental involvement? In informing abortion-minded women of their options? In using tax dollars to fund elective abortions? In aborting children capable of experiencing incredible pain as they are butchered?
But the barrage of criticism is so over-the-top and/or hypocritical that you would laugh if we weren’t about taking unborn lives. For example, some of the usual nitwit nighttime talk show hosts mocked his first name. (I am not kidding.)
More substantially, according to The Hill, “Liberals view Kavanaugh as existential threat to consumer bureau.” (“Existential”? I’m not kidding there, either.)
Others discovered all of a sudden the Supreme Court justices are not a representative cross section of America. Or that because they tend to be highly educated and having matriculated at “elite” schools, the advantage of “diversity” is lost.
If you go to Newsbusters.org, you’ll find a host of analyses of network and cable programs that don’t even pretend to have a morsel of objectivity. They are there to bash Judge Kavanaugh, trash President Trump, and rally the “Left” around opposition to his appointment in anticipation of the November elections.
But those who value the Constitution, representative government, and the rule of law have a far different opinion of Judge Kavanaugh.
For example, NRLC President Carol Tobias said, “Judge Kavanaugh’s record, viewed as a whole, indicates a willingness to enforce the rights truly based on the text and history of the Constitution, while otherwise leaving policymaking in the hands of elected legislators.”
Douglas Johnson, senior policy advisor to National Right to Life, aptly described the nominee and the personal attacks he will endure over the next few months. “Judge Kavanaugh is exceptionally well qualified to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court – and like Neil Gorsuch, he will be subjected to a smear campaign by those on the Left who are addicted to the imposition of social policy by judicial decree.”
Pro-abortion Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is looking for ways to delay a confirmation hearing, a position not shared by the American people. Here’s what NBC News wrote Monday
A majority of Americans believe the Republican-led Senate should vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the November midterm elections, undercutting the Democratic argument that it should be delayed until after the pivotal fall elections, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.
More than six in 10 Americans, or 62 percent, said Trump’s nominee, who will be announced on Monday, should be confirmed or rejected before the elections in which control of the House and Senate are at stake. About three in 10, or 33 percent, said the Senate should wait until after the elections, the poll found.
But that won’t stop Senate Democrats from trying to slow-walk the confirmation hearings so their allies have time to gear up their campaign of character assassinate against Judge Kavanaugh.
As Mrs. Tobias wrote yesterday, “In the history of the right-to-life movement, there has never been a more important time for us to come together and stand united.” That is why I hope you are responding to NRLC’s call to help us raise $500,000 now and another $500,000 in the coming weeks to help NRLC “mobilize grassroots citizens in key states to contact their senators and urge them to support Judge Kavanaugh.”
Please consider helping. Your gift, small or large, will help make the difference.