- - Thursday, March 31, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

While American’s continue to mourn the loss the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the lives of million of unborn children remain on the line.

Scalia was a champion of originalism and openly opposed Roe v. Wade, believing that the decision was wrongly decided and should be overturned.

Unfortunately, this belief does not seem to be shared by Judge Merrick Garland, who in 2005 referred to the released papers of Justice Harry Blackmun, who authored the opinion in Roe v. Wade, as a “great gift to the country.”

Judge Garland, like the Obama nominees before him, is a threat to the pro-life movement.

Although he has never voted on a case involving abortion, it is clear that he will be no different than Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

In fact, Judge Garland’s lack of judicial paper trail on abortion and other social issues played into Mr. Obama’s decision to appoint him in the first place.

Mr. Obama was hoping to quickly sneak Judge Garland through the nomination process as a “judicial moderate,” a strategy that would ensure a liberal majority on the Supreme Court for years to come.

However, his plan did not work, and pro-life organizations nationwide have come together to encourage pro-life senators, both Republican and Democrat, to stand strong against approving a third pro-choice Obama nominee to the high court.

Mr. Obama is “the most pro-abortion president ever to lead this nation,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told The Blaze.

Ms. Hawkins is right, and if Mr. Obama’s pro-abortion presidency as is not enough to convince you, take a look at Planned Parenthood and NARAL.

Both organizations have been working hard to push Judge Garland’s nomination through, urging the Senate to “do its job” and give the judge a hearing.

Do you think these pro-choice groups would be supporting Judge Garland’s nomination if they had any doubts on his pro-abortion stance?

Absolutely not.

The stakes could not be higher and Judge Garland’s stance on abortion is clear.

Having him on the Supreme Court could potentially result in the overturning of decades of progress made by pro-life proponents and organizations.

Americans simply cannot let this happen and must continue to stand strong against a hearing on Mr. Obama’s pro-choice nominee.

Madison Gesiotto is a staff editor for the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. The author’s views are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.

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