Tuesday, September 13

ROE V. WADE'S PERMANENCE?

Robert Bork has said this in recent days:

Speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday, former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork said that the likelihood that the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision permitting abortion would be overturned within the next ten years is "virtually nil."

And then there's this from the SCOTUS nominee:

"It's settled as a precedent of the court, entitled to respect under principles of stare decisis," the concept that long-settled decisions should be given extra weight, Roberts told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Roberts also noted that the Supreme Court itself upheld the basics of Roe v. Wade in a 1992 case, Casey v. Planned Parenthood.

It appears that Roberts' statements were made after being pressed by Sen. Alrene Specter on whether the abortion ruling was settled law. Roberts responded, "Well, beyond that, it's settled as a precedent of the court, entitled to respect under principles of stare decisis. And those principles, applied in the Casey case, explain when cases should be revisited and when they should not."

"I think it is a jolt to the legal system when you overturn precedent," Roberts said. "It is not enough that you may think that a prior decision was wrongly decided."


So this horror may go on indefinitely into the future.

The shame is that women could stop it. We shouldn't have to stack the United States Supreme Court to restore morality and a profound belief in the sanctity of human life. Moral underpinnings can survive the whims of liberal, activist justices. A court does not open abortion mills; customer demand does.

SOURCE: "ProLifeBlogs"