This leak from the SCOTUS that indicates they might overturn Roe v. Wade isn’t an accident. The leak likely was about trying gin up liberal anger to create a central point for November. With a failed White House policy, a dislikable person, Democrats with no interest or plans to switch to Republican, they were going into November. And naturally, they’re not even being honest about what this decision may mean — that even if it turns out to be the final decision, the “choice” is given back to the states. If they believe they have the majority, then they can pass laws based on that — that’s the way the system is supposed to work, without legislating from the bench.
Joe Biden made an official statement regarding the SCOTUS leaked documents, where he gives away his game. Not only is he commenting on an incredibly important ongoing case — something he should never do in his position. But he’s also ginning up the situation still more to use the leak to hype voting for Democrats in November. That’s what all this was about — to fire up the left.
Pres. Biden makes statement about the reported leaked Supreme Court opinion that reversed Roe V. Wade.
“Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned.” https://t.co/PK9PJfWORq pic.twitter.com/XefFPOhCeC
— ABC News (@ABC) May 3, 2022
We don’t know if the draft is real or not.
I will now make three key points concerning the Supreme Court cases.
In defense of Roe, the administration presented a strong argument before Court. We said that Roe is based on “a long line of precedent recognizing ‘the Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of personal liberty’… against government interference with intensely personal decisions.” I believe that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental, Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned.
Second, shortly after the enactment of Texas law SB 8 and other laws restricting women’s reproductive rights, I directed my Gender Policy Council and White House Counsel’s Office to prepare options for an Administration response to the continued attack on abortion and reproductive rights, under a variety of possible outcomes in the cases pending before the Supreme Court. If any decision is reached, we’ll be available.
Third, if the Court does overturn Roe, it will fall on our nation’s elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman’s right to choose. It will also fall to voters this November to elect prochoice representatives. We will require more prochoice Senators at the federal level and a larger pro-choice majority to approve legislation to codify Roe. This is what I plan to work on and to sign into law.
How was it about the norms once again? This leak already puts the Court and Justices at risk. Now, Biden is increasing that with his comments, saying that “basic fairness and stability of our law demand that it not be overturned.” Notice what’s missing there? Biden is stating that the Court should be concerned with the Constitution, not legislating on the bench. It’s not about complying with the mob, politics, or “fairness.” Roe v. Wade was legislating from the bench, which is why the Court would throw it back to the states to do the legislating (if this decision remains the same). It’s not outlawing abortion — it will depend upon what the states (and the people’s representatives) decide, as it should have been from the beginning. This means that the people have control of this matter. So if you think about it, the left — who is against this — is really against having people choose. They’re anti-choice.
What’s ironic about all this is that once upon a time — before Biden had gone completely over to the left, when he was more in line with the majority and maybe closer to his Catholic origins — he pushed for a constitutional amendment that would overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to choose their policies on abortion back in 1982. He also voted against abortion funding — a lot.
Biden, in 1994 wrote to a constituent bragming about how he voted against abortion funding 50 times. https://t.co/XiVbeBM32x
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 3, 2022
Biden’s evolution is further evidence of how far left the Democrats have gone. Before he was able to gain power, his actions before then were not necessary. We’ll have to see how much this energizes the liberals to come out to vote. I’m not sure that it will be enough to save them, but it may be all they have left to throw out there at this point. Because in the final analysis, people almost always vote with their pocketbooks and that isn’t looking good for the Democrats.