In response to a leaked draft of a Supreme Court majority opinion in a case that could change abortion “rights” in America, the Far-Left is renewing calls to eliminate the filibuster in the Senate in order to codify Roe v. Wade as the law of the land and hijack the Supreme Court by expanding the number of seats on the bench and then fill them with judicial activists who will ignore the Constitution and rule in favor of abortion and other issues near and dear to their progressive hearts.
Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 3, 2022
Abolish the filibuster. Expand the court. Protect reproductive rights, now.
— Morgan Harper (@mh4oh) May 3, 2022
A stolen, illegitimate, and far-right Supreme Court majority appears set to destroy the right to abortion, an essential right which protects the health, safety, and freedom of millions of Americans. There is no other recourse. We must expand the court.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 3, 2022
It is a fundamental right for a woman to make her own health decisions. We must protect the right to choose and codify Roe v Wade into law.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) May 3, 2022
If you didn’t see a push to eliminate the filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade, and hijack the Supreme Court coming, you haven’t been paying attention. Either that or you don’t read the Strident Conservative. 😉
When the Supreme Court first agreed to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization last year, I suggested that Roe v. Wade, in practice at least, wouldn’t be affected regardless of how the court ruled. Right on cue, Joe Biden declared his commitment to seeing Roe v. Wade become federal law regardless of their decision.
“The president is committed to codifying Roe, regardless of the … outcome of this case,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at the time.
Following in his footsteps, the Women’s Health Protection Act — a bill that overturns hundreds of state abortion restrictions and guarantees the right to murder an unborn baby “without limitations” — was introduced by a coalition of Democrats in Congress in order to defend Roe v. Wade.
“Our rights shouldn’t depend on what state we live in at the time,” U.S. Representatives Judy Chu, a California Democrat, told reporters in a briefing on the bill. “Today the fight to protect abortion rights for all Americans is more critical than ever.”
The Women’s Health Protection Act also states that abortion laws and regulations will be considered illegal if they “do not significantly advance reproductive health or the safety of abortion services.” In order for a law to be considered legal, it cannot “make abortion services more difficult to access.” The bill also specifies that abortion laws and regulations cannot “single out” abortion services with restrictions “that are more burdensome than those restrictions imposed on medically comparable procedures.”
Hijacking the Supreme Court has been a frequent topic of discussion following the 2020 election as a way for progressives to have activist judges do what they are unable to do through legislation.
Extremists in the Democrat Party rolled out their plan to “reform” the Supreme Court a little over a year ago with the Judiciary Act of 2021. The bill was introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (MA), House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (NY), and Reps. Hank Johnson (GA) and Mondaire Jones (NY) and would enlarge the Supreme Court from nine seats to 13 seats, a move they claim would restore “balance” to the court. (Any similarities to the “force” in Star Wars is purely coincidental).
“We are here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken, it is out of balance, and it needs to be fixed. Too many Americans view our highest court in the land as a partisan, political institution, not our impartial judicial branch of government,” Markey said at a press conference.
“Some people will say we’re packing the court. We’re not packing it, we’re unpacking it. Senator McConnell and the Republicans packed the court over the past couple of years,” said Nadler. “So, this is a reaction to that. It’s a necessary step in the evolution of the court.”
Despite the politically motivated rhetoric we’re hearing from pro-abortion and pro-life groups about the effect the Supreme Court ruling will have on Roe v. Wade, the ability to murder babies in the womb — and in some states, even out of the womb — will continue.
Yes, I said out of the womb.
Last month, we learned that legislators in the state of Maryland are working to not only guarantee access to abortion anytime, anywhere, for any reason, they were also working on a way to legalize murdering babies after they are born by calling it “perinatal death related to a failure to act.”
“Perinatal” is an imprecise word with many interpretations, but the World Health Organization defines it as the period between 23 weeks’ gestation and seven days after birth. Other bodies say the perinatal period ends 28 days after birth. And “failure to act” can be something as simple as withholding medical care, nourishment, or a blanket.
When you put the two phrases together, “perinatal death related to a failure to act” means that a baby born alive, either after an abortion or during a regular delivery, can be denied food and other necessities and abandoned to die within the first days of his or her life — possibly as long as 28 days — and no one will ever be charged with murder, including anyone who served as an accomplice.
Earlier this week, we learned of an infanticide bill making its way through the California legislature that uses language similar to the Maryland bill.
Created by California’s Future of Abortion Council (FAC), an organization formed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to turn California into an abortion sanctuary for the entire country, Golden State taxpayers will pay for the abortions for women coming from other states in addition to reimbursement for their travel, lodging, childcare, and lost wages.
Instead of using Maryland’s words “failure to act,” California uses the words “any actions or omissions.” Slightly different verbiage, but it means exactly the same thing: abandoning a baby after birth and letting the child die.
To save the “right” to abortion, the Far-Left is prepared to eliminate the filibuster, hijack the Supreme Court, and codify Roe v. Wade. But even if they fail to achieve these goals, murdering born and unborn babies without limits remains alive and well — which is more than we can say for the millions of babies slaughtered and denied their right to life since Roe was decided in 1973.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.