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The issue of abortion on demand took centerstage last month during the sometimes-contentious confirmation hearings for President Trump’s 3rd Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
There were predictably many exchanges during the hearing that specifically centered around Roe v. Wade, the unfortunate Supreme Court decision that ruled that the Constitution of the United States favors a pregnant woman’s right to choose to have an abortion over the right of an unborn human to live.
When asked these questions, many of which seemed politically structured, Barrett declined to respond to questions specifically involving current abortion cases before the Supreme Court, saying she “cannot pre-commit” and adding that she has “no agenda.”
Barrett, whose previous record as a federal appeals court judge has shown her pro-life leanings, includes two cases where she voted to hear arguments that could have potentially overruled a lower court’s decision to block Indiana laws imposing limits on abortion. In another case that involved so-called buffer zones designed to protect abortion patients from protesters outside clinics, Barrett voted to uphold precedent that allowed for those zones.
During her SCOTUS confirmation hearing, when specifically pressed by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on the issue of an older case, 1992’s Casey v. Planned Parenthood, in which the Supreme Court affirmed the central ruling of Roe v. Wade, that a state is prohibited from banning most abortions, Feinstein asked Barrett if she agreed with former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion that “Roe was wrongly decided?.”
Although the question was intended to elicit an answer that Feinstein and the far-left champions of the barbaric practice of abortion could use for political gain in the waning days leading up to the 2020 election, the graceful Barrett trumped Feinstein’s attempted trap and answered, “I completely understand why you are asking the question, but I cannot pre-commit or say yes, I am going in with some agenda, because I am not,” Barrett said. “I have no agenda to try to overrule Casey, I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.”
The far-left’s obsession with abortion on demand, and the attempted misguided coupling of the issue with women’s healthcare has actually hurt the Democratic party with political moderates in recent years, as Gallup polls show support for abortion to be “Legal only under certain circumstances” at 50% nationally in May of 2020, down from 53% in 2019, as well as it’s historic high of 61% in 1997.
Key to the defense of life is a growing number of influential female conservatives taking a more prominent role in DC politics. Among them is the incumbent Junior Senator from the State of Georgia, Kelly Loeffler.
Loeffler has already displayed her strong conservative principles with her perfect 100% Heritage Action Scorecard, the rating system designed by the Heritage Foundation that separates RINO’s from real-deal right-wingers based on their voting record.
Among the important pro-life votes, Loeffler has taken were “Yea” votes on both the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The former sought to protect unborn children by preventing abortions 20 weeks after fertilization, at which time scientific evidence suggests the unborn child can feel pain, while the latter requires that appropriate medical care be given to any child who survives an attempted abortion and establishes criminal penalties for health care practitioners that violate this requirement.
The Senate needs more conservative fighters like Loeffler, who also voted against the removal of President Donald Trump from office after the Democrat’s sham impeachment play. She is currently part of the 2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia that is being held as a result of Senator Johnny Isakson’s resignation effective December 31, 2019.
Loeffler, along with Amy Barrett, are part of a growing breed of bold, unafraid conservative women in DC. Loeffler, who has proven herself as a “MAGA Senator” with her overall support of the Trump platform is the exact kind of ally that the president needs if he is to fulfill his promises to “Keep America Great” if reelected.
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