Abortion advocates are upset at the moment after Trump Attorney General nominee Bill Bar wouldn’t commit to defending Roe v Wade in court docket.
The potential battle over the monumental Supreme Court choice that allowed just about limitless abortions is anticipated to happen as states are emboldened by the addition of Justice brett Kavanaugh on the excessive court docket. There’s the potential that Kavanaugh’s addition might tilt the court docket in a decidedly pro-life vogue that will transfer the court docket away from Roe and in direction of a pro-life path permitting states to doubtlessly band some or all abortions.
Abortion advocates can’t have that and don’t assist any limits on abortion and so they’re strenuously opposing Bill Barr’s nomination. The Planned Parenthood abortion enterprise has undertaken a full court docket press in opposition to Barrs’ nomination.
Asked in regards to the potential for the Department of Justice to defend Roe v. Wade from authorized problem, Barr refused to say he would achieve this.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) additionally requested Barr throughout his affirmation listening to Tuesday if he believes that Roe needs to be overturned. In late 1991, Barr mentioned, “I consider Roe v. Wade needs to be overruled.”
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Barr wouldn’t return on his earlier feedback however mentioned the Justice Department has not pushed for that lately.
“Would you defend Roe v. Wade if it had been challenged?” Blumenthal requested.
Again, Barr refused to achieve this, and mentioned most challenges to Roe would come from states and that the Justice Department would weigh in the place acceptable.
“I would hope that the [solicitor general] would make whatever arguments are necessary to address that,” he mentioned.
After the change, Planned Parenthood complained on Twitter, “Barr doesn’t answer the question on whether he’d defend Roe. Not surprising when in 1991, he said “Roe v. Wade should be overruled.”
In one other tweet it added: “Barr said in 1991 that “Roe v. Wade should be overruled.” His reply at the moment was no higher.”