WASHINGTON, D.C, October 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — On the third day of the hearings to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, she and her questioners visibly presented the moral and legal links joining contraception and abortion, as well as same-sex “marriage.”
Sen. Coons (D-Del.) made mention of the 1965 case Griswold v. Connecticut, which states that married couples cannot be legally forbidden to use contraceptives in their own homes. He then repeatedly asked Barrett if she agrees with former Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia “that Griswold was wrongly decided, and thus states should be able to make it illegal to use contraceptives if they so chose[.]”
Barrett answered by reminding the senator that she could not express a view on such a matter but that Griswold was “very, very, very unlikely to go anywhere.”
PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):
With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.
We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.
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PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):
In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.
In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”
We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.
PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)
PETITION UPDATE (1/3/2020):
In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.
Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.
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More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred.
It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it.
Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved.
However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.
We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.
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However, she went on to note that “the only reason that it’s even worth asking that question is to lay a predicate for whether Roe was rightly decided, because Griswold does lie at the foundation of that line of precedent.”
Coons then presented the link between the legalization of contraception and a whole host of other changes in moral practice over the years. “It anchors a lot of modern liberty interests … it was extended to unmarried couples in Eisenstadt; it was extended into the right for women to control their reproductive choices in Roe and in Casey.”
The senator further presented the link between contraception and the promotion of the homosexual movement: “it was also extended to support same-sex couple intimacy in Laurence v. Texas, and ultimately that same-sex couples have a right to marry in Obergefell.”
The Eisenstadt case extended the use of contraceptives to un-married couples in 1972, while Roe used the arguments and language of Griswold and Eisenstadt to impose legal abortion on all fifty U.S. states in 1973.
The legal precedent set by the Griswold case, allowing married couples to use contraception, was thus employed throughout the decades until the Obergefell decision in 2015, which, citing Griswold, ruled that no state could refuse to recognize two men or two women calling themselves “married” as such.