Hawley: ‘This Is the Time to Overrule Roe’; ‘Let the People Have Their Say’

Hawley: ‘This Is the Time to Overrule Roe’; ‘Let the People Have Their Say’

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Wednesday night that it’s time to put the abortion debate back in the hands of the people in the various states. The remarks came hours after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation.

In his remarks, Hawley said, “This is about democracy, and this is about the people of this nation really having a voice on this vital matter for the first time in 50 years.”

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In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women had a legal right to abortion. Hawley believes the country has waited 50 years for the appropriate case to reverse the verdict.. That decision exceeded the court’s authority, according to Hawley, who added:

“Roe, in many respects, has undermined the credibility of the court and turned it into a political football,” says the author. “In other words, it’s the court that’s legislating from the bench on what the rules are going to be for every state in the country, and for every individual in the country.”

“Every judge on the United States Supreme Court has accepted in recent years that there is a public interest in unborn life,” Hawley said. “But when does that curiosity become compelling?”

“It is compelling throughout the pregnancy, because the unborn child has rights throughout the pregnancy, and it is past time for the court to acknowledge that and get out of the business of imposing their moral opinions on the rest of the nation,” says the judge. ”

“That is not the court’s jurisdiction, and it has severely harmed their credibility. ” It is past time to put an end to this, and it is past time for the American people to recover the fundamental promise of America, which means that in this nation, every individual has inalienable rights, and this includes the unborn. We must allow the people to fulfill their pledge to protect them, because they, too, are precious and must be safeguarded.

The Supreme Court’s Brett Kavanaugh stated during oral arguments that upholding the Mississippi abortion ban would not result in an outright ban on the practice across the country.

“As I understand it, you’re arguing that the Constitution is silent and therefore neutral on the question of abortion; in other words, that the Constitution is neither pro-life nor pro-choice on the question of abortion, but instead leaves the issue for the people of the states or perhaps Congress to resolve through the democratic process,” Kavanaugh said in a letter to Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart. That seems about right,” she says.

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In response to Stewart’s question, “We’re saying it’s up to the people,” he said.

‘So, if you were to win,’ Kavanaugh said, “the states — the majority of states or states could remain or — and presumably would continue to allow abortion without restriction?” If you win your case, many states, if not all states, would be allowed to do so, correct?” “Is that correct?”

In response, Stewart said, “That is consistent with our position, your honor.” “That’s one that enables all interests to have a full voice, and many of the abortions we see in some places that I don’t believe anybody would expect would be seeking to amend their laws in a more restricted manner are because of it.”

 

 

 




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