By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Next week, hearings begin for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Despite the judge’s stellar qualifications, pro-abortion forces are working overtime in an effort to derail his nomination.
Judge Kavanaugh has indicated he would not make laws from the bench, but would simply interpret the Constitution the way it is written. The fact is, the word “abortion” appears nowhere in the nation’s founding document. The idea that abortion is a “constitutional right” is a fiction composed by an activist Supreme Court eager to push its own legislative agenda.
Judge Kavanaugh not only deserves a fair hearing–he deserves confirmation. While Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senator Pat Toomey supports his nomination–and for good reason–Senator Bob Casey opposed him even before his name was uttered by the President.
Pro-abortion politics have no place in the Supreme Court nomination process. It is only because abortion advocates cannot get their way in all 50 state legislatures that they try to stack the High Court in their favor. Here’s hoping wisdom and fairness will reign supreme at the country’s highest court–not only this year but in the decades to come.