On Friday, ABC News chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran sat down for a chat with George Stephanopoulous to discuss the possibility of Judge Brett Kavanaugh being placed on the Supreme Court.
During the course of the conversation the topic of Roe v. Wade came up, where Moran stated that if Kavanaugh got put on the bench and they overturned the ruling, it would be illegitimate. The reason why? Because it would be a “male majority” court.
Yes, stopping the slaughter of innocent children wouldn’t be legitimate, simply because it was men putting a stop to it. Well, perhaps if the vast majority of modern day women weren’t so enamored with the idea of being able to murder their unborn children for the sake of convenience, this particular “male majority” court decision wouldn’t be necessary.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Let’s say for the sake of argument, for just this minute right here, that he does get through – that it is a 51, perhaps, 49 partisan vote. What does he do in that situation as he ascends to the highest court in the land?
MORAN: Well, he had better take into that lifetime appointment a sense of the woundedness of so many people in the country, and factor that into his decisions. Overturning Roe v. Wade by an all male majority, two of whom have had credible accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against them, would not be a legitimate action, and that is the question of the court – legitimacy. It has always had a very high place in American popular opinion and it could lose it if it loses legitimacy.
First, he suggests that “overturning Roe v. Wade” with a “male majority” on the court would be illegitimate. This is a variation of the “no uterus, no opinion” argument often made by abortion advocates in which it’s claimed that if one does not possess a female reproductive system, one is not allowed to make judgments about abortion. The irony of this argument is that Roe v. Wade was decided by an all-male Supreme Court. In other words, “no uterus, no opinion (unless that opinion aligns with abortion advocates).”Advertisement - story continues below
Second, Moran states that if Kavanaugh were to pass through the Senate, two SCOTUS Justices will have had “credible accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against them.” While the accusations against Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh are indeed serious, they are not necessarily “credible.”
Third, Moran suggests that Kavanaugh, if he is appointed to the Supreme Court, must take into account “the woundedness of so many people in the country, and factor that into his decisions.” This is a dangerously warped perspective regarding the role of the Supreme Court, which was designed to function as an impartial arbiter, unresponsive to the whims of lawmakers or executives whose legislation and behavior might violate the Constitution of the United States.
Moran’s name is dangerously close in spelling to a specific word in the English language that perfectly describes those who hold to the ideology he is espousing here in this little pow wow. Get it?
Abortion is the scourge of our day. It’s the Civil Rights issue of modern America. If we don’t do something soon to end it, how in the world can we, with a straight face, expect God to bless our nation?
Source: Daily Wire