Cosmo Mag freaks out: Under Trump ‘the end of Roe v. Wade is a real possibility’
Nov. 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Cosmo Magazine has just published an article echoing the anguish of pro-abortion leaders like Cecile Richards and Ilyse Hogue. The headline should encourage every pro-life activist in the United States: "The Impact of This Election on Abortion Access Will Be Devastating."
The sub-heading is even more encouraging: "The end of Roe v. Wade is a real possibility."
Ever since Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement has had a dream — a dream that every citizen of the United States, born or unborn, would once again be protected as equal under the law.
If Trump follows through on his promises, that could be a reality. Cosmo Magazine bemoans:
when Trump is sworn into office this January, he will be able to appoint someone from his short list of judges “very much in the mold of Scalia.” That new judge will once again make moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy — who is an inconsistent supporter of abortion rights at best — the swing vote on the court. Meanwhile there will be a number of laws geared toward testing his complicated feelings around the “life of the unborn” working their way up the docket.
The article continues:
In order to win over a social conservative movement that had doubts about the sincerity of his newly minted pro-life beliefs, Trump made a number of promises for his first term — promises that converted leaders like Susan B. Anthony List’s Marjorie Dannenfelser over from “anyone but Trump” to leading his pro-life coalition. First on the list were pledges to defund Planned Parenthood, to make the Hyde Amendment — a rule that forbids any taxpayer funds to be used to cover abortion, even for Medicaid patients — a permanent rule rather than something that must be renewed every year, and sign a federal ban on abortion at 22 weeks gestation into law.
Cosmo points out that it's the last promise — to sign the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” — that could put "the nail in the coffin" of Roe v. Wade (a weird choice of phrase, in light of the number of tiny coffins Roe v. Wade has led to). A ban on abortion after 20 weeks would pose a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, which forbids banning abortions pre-viability — and 20 weeks is pre-viability.
That could result in an appeal going to the Supreme Court, which would be forced to reconsider Roe v. Wade — with a decent chance that the court would overrule and allow abortion bans pre-viability.
But it gets worse (for Cosmo, anyway, not the millions of babies being slaughtered every year in abortion clinics):
if Trump has the opportunity to appoint even more Supreme Court justices, that would shift the court even further right, and he has pledged to only appoint justices who would overturn Roe, which would allow states to make abortion completely illegal again. Currently, there are three justices are age 78 or older, and they all are considered liberal-leaning judges.
The Cosmo piece concludes:
With President Trump, a Republican Congress, and at least 33 Republican governors working together, there may not be anyone who can stop them, and no state that will not be affected.
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