While I am instantly thrilled to see this, I don't like the timing on this at all. This being an election year the Democrats had NOTHING to run on that truly fired people up...until now.
Washington (CNN) More than 200 members of Congress are urging the Supreme Court to reconsider -- if not overrule -- the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide.Their timing couldn't be worse. From the article, I know this is linked to an abortion case being heard in March, but honestly, couldn't they hold off on this until after the election so that sleepy Democrats and Independents and pro-choice never-trumper Republican voters wouldn't get fired up? I had hoped they would keep their eyes focused on the economy and not the courts.
Thirty-nine Republican senators and 168 members of the House of Representatives, almost all of them Republicans, signed a so-called "friend of the court" brief filed on Thursday by the national anti-abortion group Americans United for Life in connection with a challenge to a Louisiana abortion access law due to be heard in March.
The signers include Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mike Lee and Mitt Romney of Utah, and Tim Scott of South Carolina as well as Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Steve Chabot of Ohio.
At least two Democrats -- Reps. Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Dan Lipinski of Illinois -- are among the lawmakers who signed.
The brief argues that "Roe's jurisprudence has been haphazard from the beginning."
The decision "remains a radically unsettled precedent" that "has been substantially undermined by subsequent authority," the group continues, adding that court rulings since Roe "clearly did not settle the abortion issue." The group urges the justices to "reconsider those precedents."
No question, this is what Pro-lifers have fought for, for decades now. But the timing of this couldn't be worse. It's a horrible position for Pro-lifers to be in. We want abortion ended as soon as possible to save children's lives. Yet if we screw up the timing of this battle, we could lose the most pro-life President we've ever had and flip the courts to lean liberal for decades to come. Should that happen, billions of babies will be slaughtered in the womb-and outside of it, as we've been hearing from several states now. It's evil and disgusting -we can't afford to lose this battle.
The presidential race for Democrats will be about this sole issue now. Democrats had NOTHING to run on...until now.
Most Republicans I know, almost always run on the courts as being one of their top 3 issues for voting Republican, because we have always wanted to get rid of abortion. Republican voters have always known that this is where the real power is in this nation, the courts. Democrats just figured that out with Trump's Kavanaugh selection.
This will turn Independents who were considering Trump to now back the Democrat if the Independents are of the "woman's body, woman's choice" point of view.
We Pro-lifer's all want the same thing, but we have to be smart to defeat such evil.
Trump has done so much for the Pro-life Cause...now this just made it that much harder for Trump to win a 2nd term which would give him 4 more years of packing the courts with conservative judges- we need that to happen. Pray for our President, he's gonna need it against such evil this election cycle.
We have to continue our prayers for the end of legal abortion remembering that even if the Supreme Court does over-turn Roe vs Wade, the states will still have the ability to legalize abortions. The fight won't end at the Supreme Court. We have to continue the fight beyond the Supreme Court.
Keep up the prayers and the fight to end ALL abortions! May God help this nation become pro-life. 🙏