• Another Supreme Betrayal: Roberts Rules Wrong Again; Pro-Aborts Rejoice

    Surge Summary: Chief Justice John Roberts strikes again: contradicting himself from a former decision in order to maintain current “consistency” for the Supreme Court. In the process, the pro-abortion industry gains a court victory.

    by Gary Bauer

    John Roberts strikes again.  Today he sided with the court’s four liberals to strike down Louisiana’s pro-life law that required abortionists to meet certain health and safety standards.

    The majority ruled that the Louisiana case was very similar to a 2016 case in which Justice Anthony Kennedy overturned a Texas law for allegedly creating an undue burden on women and abortion providers.

    Four years ago, Roberts voted with the court’s pro-life conservative justices.  But this time, he voted against Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.  He accepted Kennedy’s 2016 decision under the principle of “stare decisis,” meaning that for the sake of consistency, previous Supreme Court decisions must stand.

    Words cannot express my profound disappointment with Roberts.  Once again, we see him engaging in legal gymnastics to avoid principled conservative decisions, even disagreeing with himself to do so.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted  .

    Image: Adapted from: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States – https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/investiture/investiture_kavanaugh.aspx, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74307294

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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