There is not a bigger and more divisive issue than that of abortion.
Recently in the state of New York, late term abortions were approved as legal. In response, other states have moved to ban different aspects of abortions.
There is no doubt that the country is moving to a pivotal time in is existence.
In 1973, there was a decision made that divided a nation over the sanctity of life.
Now it appears that things are gearing up for another showdown over the Roe v. Wade case.
It appears that the targeted person that has a lot of pull and say in the issue is Chief Justice John Roberts.
Justice Roberts was the nominee of George W. Bush, and he has been in support of laws that limit abortion.
He is also a person that is trying to keep the court at a high stature level.
The issues that surround the case and the pending decision that many think are coming go around precedent and what the people think about the court.
Many wonder if there will be a complete rejection of past rulings of other courts and break with precedent in order decide their ruling. Already there are those that are citing past cases and warnings about the potential repeal of the Roe v. Wade ruling.
Stephen Breyer, who is a liberal Justice, has already made it a point to reference an opinion of the Roe v. Wade case he stated, “It is far more dangerous to overrule a decision only because five members of a later court come to agree with earlier dissenters on a difficult legal question.
The majority has surrendered to the temptation to overrule (Monday’s case) even though it is a well reasoned decision that has caused no serious practical problems in the four decades wince we decided it.
Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the court will overrule next.”
It is not clear as to what Breyer was getting at other than the warning.
It might be that he was warning other members of the court for some reason. Travis J. Tu, who is from the Center for Reproductive Rights, has stated that, “Everybody is, in some case, in dialogue with Chief Justice Roberts.”
Chief Justice Roberts has long publicized how valuable precedent can be.
He has also demonstrated that he is not afraid to go against the normal expectation of law and overturn precedent when the right things need to be done.
Recently Roberts led the way in overturning the ruling that would overturn a 1977 decision over organized labor and union fees.
Abortion is one issue that pops up in politics on and off as the issue surfaces.
The President is definitely against abortion and has made it part of his promise to the American people to appoint judges that value life over abortion.
In addition, there have been a handful of states that ban abortion past the six-week mark because it is when the heartbeat can be heard.
There are some that believe that the issue of Roe v. Wade is not settled.
Kevin Theriot, who is a lawyer with the Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, has stated, “Our society is moving away from acceptance and reliance on abortion. All that we need is for the court to say things have changed.”
The more the issue comes up in local and national politics the more each side is sure to shore up their belief and points.
When the time does come to rule on the abortion issue there will be a lot of changes that will take place as a decision is handed down.
When Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed as the newest Supreme Court Justice there was an outcry from abortion advocates that he would overturn the law right away, but so far nothing has been done.
There are a few cases that are set to come before the Supreme Court that may force the issue sooner than later.
The nation needs an answer to this divisive issue.
There are so many opinions on this issue and angles that need to addressed that it will take time to reach a verdict. For now people will continue to debate and fight over the right to life and the abortion issue.