By now you have heard the news on the latest Supreme Court abortion case.
Although you can feel saddened, you ought not be surprised.
In a 5-3 vote just yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down a law passed within the Texas legislation that placed commonsense regulations on abortion centers. Justice Breyer wrote the majority opinion for the ruling in the case, Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
I want to make a couple observations about the ruling, before concluding with a few thoughts specifically on Justice Anthony Kennedy.
OBSERVATION 1: NOTICE THE CATHOLIC VOTE
Voting alongside Breyer were Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. As well, Catholic Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Anthony Kennedy joined the majority in yesterday’s Supreme Court abortion ruling.
The dissenters were all Catholics, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts. That makes for a 3-2 Catholic vote in favor of the commonsense Texas law, called H.B. 2.
If Justice Antonin Scalia were still alive, he would have surely voted to uphold the law; yet, that would not have affected the outcome of this case.
That’s because two liberal “Catholics” remain on the highest bench in the land. Two liberal “Catholic” Supreme Court justices—Sotomayor and Kennedy—support abortion so-called “rights.” If only these two would vote as they ought according to the Catholic faith, how things would be much different. (More on that later.)
OBSERVATION 2: A VETERINARY CLINIC LIKELY HAS MORE REGULATIONS THAN AN ABORTION CENTER
The Supreme Court abortion case ruling overturned a law that required all Texas abortion mills to adhere to simple, commonsense, health code requirements.
For one, each clinic was required to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers—or outpatient surgery centers. Considering that abortion remains the most common surgery performed in the USA, you would think this regulation would have already been in place. But no. And now it can’t be put in place without it being deemed “an undue burden” on women seeking abortion.
Abortion mills are given little to no regulatory inspections as it is. They have few, if any, health codes to maintain. It is not uncommon to find them the opposite of sterile and clean. The “House of Horrors” abortion center run by Kermit Gosnell is not an anomaly. Yet, those in the majority opinion of the latest Supreme Court abortion case seem to be saying they don’t care if that is the norm.
It is more likely your local veterinary clinic or tattoo parlor has more health standards to adhere to. Those places face more health inspections than the place where they surgically abort unborn babies. You know, because this culture cares more about dogs and cats than about human lives.
Second, among other things, H.B. 2 required abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of their abortion center(s). Doctors routinely have these in case they need to send a patient to the E.R., if they face complications. The Supreme Court abortion case ruling says this too was too burdensome. Mothers ought to have the “right” to choose a “doctor” who has no admitting privileges. You know, because her health and well-being matters not.
OBSERVATION 3: JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS
Justice Kennedy needs your prayers, folks. All the Supreme Court justices do, but especially this man.
Nominated by President Ronald Regan, Justice Kennedy was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1988. He is the longest-tenured justice remaining on the high court.
Once again, with this vote, Justice Kennedy proved yet again the tremendous power he holds. Had he voted with Justices Alito, Thomas, and Scalia, this ruling would have fallen 4-4 and the law would not have been overturned. And if Scalia were still alive, the pro-lifers would have been given a victory. Instead, Justice Kennedy voted in favor of abortion “rights.”
This is not the first time the Stanford graduate’s vote had so much riding on it. Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the last biggest Supreme Court abortion case was Casey v. Planned Parenthood (1992). There, Justice Kennedy voted in the majority on the 5-4 decision upholding a national “right” to abort one’s own child.
And don’t forget, Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) the Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex so-called “marriages.” Associate Justice Kennedy penned the majority opinion there too.
I do not presume to know what all Justice Kennedy remains culpable for. Nor am I hereby condemning the man. I have enough issues myself.
But he will be answerable to God for these votes he has made on these cases. I am glad I will not be Justice Kennedy come Judgment Day. This man needs our prayers.
What are your observations following the latest Supreme Court abortion case ruling?
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