(LifeSiteNews) – Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announcing his retirement, President Biden was front and center letting the nation know he would nominate black female to be the next Supreme Court Justice.
While I am not exactly certain why the president would have been so specific in his comment, it does occur to me that political chits sadly appear to be more important to this president than actual qualifications to sit as Supreme Court Justice. So, I would like to remind you of what it means to be a justice who sits on the highest court in the nation.
According to a published definition, “An associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate; once confirmed, s/he has life tenure and can only be removed by impeachment or voluntary retirement.”
Nothing in this description leads one to believe that the actual gender or race of a particular Supreme Court nominee should be a defining factor, and yet Biden has already told us that indeed these are two of the elements that Biden will consider.
But the one thing that we have not found in the media coverage about the selection the president will make is whether there are skills that actually qualify anyone to be a Supreme Court justice. We live in an age where the gender and/or political leanings of a particular candidate seem to be the only criteria that count, and that says a lot about the priorities of our nation’s elite.
But a brief examination of President Biden’s ideas of what justice looks like tells us all we need to know. As Biden tweeted,
“The constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade 49 years ago today is under assault as never before. We must recommit to strengthening access to reproductive care, defending the right established by Roe, and protecting the freedom of all people to build their own future.”
The constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade 49 years ago today is under assault as never before. We must recommit to strengthening access to reproductive care, defending the right established by Roe, and protecting the freedom of all people to build their own future.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 22, 2022
In other words, the idea of killing a preborn baby is nothing more than a question of “defending the right established by Roe” even though these are code words for killing babies before they are born. Biden’s words represent not only an approval of slaughter but yet another reminder that even when a man defines himself as Catholic, he can literally get away with verbal murder, as those who should call him to account look the other way.
In Biden’s world there is no justice for the most vulnerable among us. There are no efforts to protect the equal rights of every human being regardless of their age, health or condition of dependency.
Nearly 40 years ago, when American Life League promoted and focused on those very words as contained in the Paramount Human Life Amendment, we knew there was only one way to save every single preborn baby! We knew we needed to amend the Constitution of our country to make it clear that no human being from his single cell stage onward should ever be intentionally killed, no matter what it might be called.
Yet here we are in 2022, not only confused about what it means to be just, but at a more fundamental level, confused about what justice even is or how it should be understood.
Until our nation stands up and defends just treatment for every innocent human being from his biological beginning onward, we will have murder, whether we call it abortion, termination or deadly assault – the result is a dead human being.
Mr. Biden, justice is color blind; justice stands equally for every innocent human being, born and preborn.
Judie Brown is the president and co-founder of American Life League