WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas used his time during Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings to highlight the confirmation’s importance for religious liberty, and to shame Congressional Democrats for their efforts to “erase” it.
“Religious liberty cases over and over again have been decided 5-4,” Cruz noted, with disputes ranging from crosses and Ten Commandments on public property to the forced subsidizing of abortion-inducing drugs and other contraceptives.
Cruz invoked the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Catholic religious community which, in his words, “devote their lives to caring for the sick, caring for the needy, caring for the elderly.” The Obama administration infamously attempted to force the Little Sisters to fund contraception under Obamacare.
Cruz called it “truly a stunning situation when you have the federal government litigating against nuns.”
The Supreme Court struck a blow against the previous administration’s efforts with its 2014 Hobby Lobby decision, which Cruz said “reflected the traditions of our country that you can live according to your faith without the government trampling on it.”
“You know what this body did, I’m sorry to say?” he continued. “Senate Democrats introduced legislation to gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” supported by “every Senate Democrat” despite “overwhelming” bipartisan support for the Clinton-era law.
“Joe Biden has already pledged that if he is elected he plans to initiate again the attack on the Little Sisters of the Poor,” Cruz noted.
Shifting gears, Cruz noted that Pope Francis enjoys a measure of popularity among secular media for his public statements on issues such as immigration and the environment.
“The press is happy to amplify those views,” he noted, but “somehow missing from that amplification is that when the Pope came to the United States, in Washington he went and visited the Little Sisters of the Poor. He went to their home in DC and the Vatican explained that he did so because he wanted to highlight their cause: that the federal government shouldn’t be persecuting nuns.”
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.
Please READ the full story here: 'BREAKING: Trump nominates Catholic mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court'
And then, please SIGN this petition telling the High Court that it's now time to end the activist Roe vs. Wade judgment. Thank you!
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.
Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.
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.
Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.
Roe v. Wade must come to an end!
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“That’s what’s at stake in these nominations,” Cruz declared. “That’s why their base is so angry at your nomination, Judge Barrett, because they don’t believe you are going to join the radical efforts to erase those fundamental rights from the Bill of Rights.”