President Ronald Reagan remarked, “Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born,” which holds true for the U.S. Supreme Court. Although abortion law had traditionally been left to the states to decide, the supremacists invalidated the laws of all 50 states on January 22, 1973, in Roe v. Wade. This case has been viewed as one of America’s greatest tragedies, and to date over 48 million innocent lives have been killed.
Where did the Court find this “right” for women? As the dissenters in the case point out, certainly not in the Constitution. Justice Byron White wrote, “[this opinion was] an exercise of raw judicial power … I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court’s judgment. The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right.” Justice Rehnquist further noted, “[this decision] partakes more of judicial legislation than it does of a determination of the intent of the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment … To reach its result the Court necessarily has had to find within the scope of the Fourteenth Amendment a right that was apparently completely unknown to the drafters of the Amendment.”
Today, the Court has continued to battle over abortion, including the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure. In 2003, the Court struck down a ban against the horrendous practice, but Congress fought back. It quickly passed the Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003, and in April 2007, the Court ruled the ban was in fact constitutional — a complete about-face from four years earlier. What made the difference? Two new, conservative justices — Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito — a perfect example of the power a President holds over the nation’s highest Court.
The Roe v. Wade decision, however, went far deeper than abortion; it was truly the centerpiece of radical feminism. The Court took the case as a foundation to develop a truly gender-neutral society. The opinion is cited in at least 91 other Supreme Court cases and is continually used as a means to develop new “rights” never intended by the Founders.
In recent years the Court’s feminist leader has been Justice Ginsburg, appointee of President Bill Clinton. From supporting women in combat to working to prohibit separate schools for men and women, Justice Ginsburg is truly the voice of the feminists.
Whether it is the absurd comparison of inequality for women with slavery or abortion on demand, the Court has taken power away from the states, invented new “rights,” and torn away the fabric of our nation — the family. With case after case highlighting radical feminism while the Court disregards other facets of our heritage, we must stand with one voice and work to re-establish a true balance of power — we cannot continue to allow the judiciary to rule over us with an iron pen creating new mandates outside of the Constitution.