SCOTUS Oral Arguments: Signs Point to Roe v. Wade Being Nuked

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I’m not sure I ever expected to write this article, and just a few years ago it would have seemed impossible to ponder, but signs are pointing toward Roe v. Wade, the vile politicized decision that legalized and protected abortion in all 50 states, being nuked.

The Supreme Court is currently engrossed in oral arguments, and the live stream of the event has offered some big clues to how things are going and where things are headed.

To start, I want to expose you to the arguments being made by the liberal Justices. Sonia Sotomayor’s commentary was especially disgusting and blatantly political, not even bothering to examine the actual legal issues at play. At one point, Sotomayor actually argued that a baby in the womb feeling pain doesn’t mean it’s alive, which is completely counter to science. She also insisted that the desire to protect the lives of babies in the womb is purely religious.

Of note is that such logic could be used to justify all murder. After all, the moral imperative to not kill other people is a religious one. There were/are other religions and cultures that allow murder for various reasons, from ancient civilizations to modern-day Muslims allowing honor killings. It is not the default for men to not kill one another. So is the view that abortion is wrong based on religion? Sure, to some extent, but so are essentially all of the other laws we have that outlaw certain actions.

But in the end, it doesn’t matter what Sotomayor says. Remember, the question isn’t what all the Justices will do as we already know where the liberals and John Roberts stand (see the compromise he offered). Rather, the drama here is over the two possible swing-votes in Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh. Are they on the same page as the other conservatives?

So far, the answer seems to be yes, but don’t take my word for it. Here’s Slate’s resident pro-abortion reporter losing his mind at what appears to be forming.

Of course, anything could still happen. But it does appear all but certain that Roe v. Wade is about to be gutted. Whether that’s a formal “overturning” or a watering down of it that overturns it in practice, abortion bans before and after “viability” will almost certainly be found constitutional going forward. That includes Mississippi’s abortion law, which is the basis of this challenge.

In my view, that’s a very good thing. A society that doesn’t protect the most vulnerable is not a just society, no matter how much “social justice” advocates want to obfuscate from that reality. Abortion is an inherent evil and should be treated as such.

Besides, this is who we are up against.

Do these people seem sane and capable of making inherently moral policy decisions, something required for any culture to sustain itself? Under no circumstances should the Supreme Court be influenced by lunatics threatening revolution if they don’t get to keep killing babies.

Stay tuned.

Editor’s note: this article has been edited for content after publication.