UPDATE: July 9, 2018. Whoops, we guessed wrong.
Sources say that President Donald Trump will likely nominate Amy Coney Barrett, the former Notre Dame Professor, to replace the slot being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Trump had previously praised other potential nominees saying they were “great, brilliant, and highly talented, conservative judges.”
The President has said he would not specifically discuss whether the nominees would reverse the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision. I’m not going to ask them that question,”
Critics, such as Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts has claimed that Trump had always been planning and plotting to submit a nominee who will “criminalize abortion and try to punish women.”
Barrett was a former law clerk to the late Justice Scalia and was his pick for the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals. During that nomination process, Barrett was subjected to polemic attacks by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who asked her about some of her earlier writings dealing with faith and the law—to some, it appeared that Feinstine was setting up a religious litmus test for nominees.
OUR FREE OPINION
In the event, the seminal case was overturned, in the sense that the new court rules that the United States Constitution does not ban abortions on the federal level, the legality of abortion issues will return to the states. In other words, states will be still be allowed to keep abortions legal. There would remain the genuine concern for women who are unable to relocate to states that keep abortions legal.
We support a woman’s right to obtain an abortion without limitation in almost every circumstance. It is unfathomable to think that the government could compel a woman to undergo a potentially pernicious medical procedure when she chooses not to for a plethora of reasons.