U.S. Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade

[May 4, 2022]  It has been my position, always, that the greatest Civil Rights issue of the 21st Century is the protection of the unborn.  There is no greater noble cause than to stand with the innocent, to protect them from harm and death.  Two days ago, we were alerted to the ‘leak’ of a U.S. Supreme Court draft ruling on one of the Court’s most divisive decisions: Roe v. Wade (abortion).

This 1973 Supreme Court decision had an immediate and negative impact on American politics and family affairs.  Many have written that the Roe vs. Wade decision was flawed because it created a right out of whole cloth (the U.S. Constitution does not address abortion).  More importantly, the decision politicized the Constitution because it green-lighted a precedent for future rulings based on the political leanings of Supreme Court Justices and not the rule of law.

Is the leak accurate, or is it a hoax?  It does appear real and tells us that most Justices are in agreement to strike down Roe vs. Wade.  This decision is unprecedented.  Of course, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade would not ban abortions but would put the decisions back at the state level.  Elected officials would make decisions from the various states within the country.  If the leak is correct, it does come as good news for those who align on the side of saving babies.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled … It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” – unconfirmed draft of Justice Alito’s majority opinion

Why the leak?  Great question; no one seems to have a good answer.  No opinion of the Court has ever been leaked in the Court’s history.  A leak of this magnitude creates a crisis within the Court.  How this plays out is unknown, but the perpetrator will likely be found and terminated.  The reason for the leak may be that this is an attempt to energize the progressive/liberal voters in the upcoming November election and to force one or two Justices to change their opinion.

Abortion has remained a hot topic, full of emotion and vitriolic talk.  But abortion remains a moral issue, and why are there so many like me who will not let it go.  Saving human babies that would otherwise be legally and voluntarily aborted is a moral and practical obligation I willingly took on long ago.  In the past, I wrote about my thoughts on the abortion issue, links here, here, and here.

Being a good person means doing the right thing, even when unpopular.  That is why I am standing up to protect the unborn.  Nothing will deter me from this position.

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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41 thoughts on “U.S. Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade

  1. 76 Wife

    Whenever we take legit power away from our citizens locally and from the states, and give that power to the federal government, that makes the federal government more important. That is why so many folks are unhappy with this draft opinion. Send power back to the states, that’s what our Constitution was set to do.

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  2. Bobby Joe

    Abortion is evil. You can parse the fact anyway you want and tell lies or the truth but the fact is the killing of innocents is evil. In a century from now, people will look back and call us barbarians for the killing of children. My name will be among those who stood for life. I won’t be hiding behind pretty rhetoric of death.

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    1. old warrior

      Evil is evil. Right Bobby Joe. Kick evil in the butt.

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  3. Sadako Red

    That insider leak of a draft opinion was a first in the modern history of the Supreme Court. It violated all court protocols. Yet it was met with stunning approval from the American Left.

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    1. Kerry 6

      I agree. The leaker either intended to create a preemptive public backlash against the purported court majority in the hope that one or two justices might cave and switch under pressure — or to gin up the progressive base to fend off a likely disaster in the November midterm elections. Probably from Supreme Court “Justice” Sonia Sotomayor or one of her clerks with her permission.

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  4. 76 Wife

    Great article and it is good to know that this site and most of the readers are in agreement that killing babies is an evil deed that must be called out for what it is.

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    1. Gil Johnson

      I think all sane people are with Gen. Satterfield. You’ve got to be really sucked into the socialist ideology and anti-God to believe the crapola being put out by the leftwing nutbreakers.

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      1. Bryan Z. Lee

        Yeah, but they sure as heck make a lot of noise.

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  5. American Girl

    As a patriotic American, I’m darn proud of Gen. Satterfield taking the position he takes. He is always clear about what he thinks is right and is willing to explain why. He stands up for what is right. A real man.

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    1. Desert Cactus

      If he weren’t married, I’d ask him to marry me. I’m from the desert area of California and there aren’t many real men in this state.

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  6. Otto Z. Zuckermann

    Dougism Rule #18. Protect the weak and the innocent and so be prepared to create great chaos and destruction.
    Gen. Satterfield’s position has always been clear.

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    1. Lady Hawk

      Evil comes in many forms and it is good to know that there are real men who are ready to stand up and fight it, regardless of the consequences to them. We call these men, “heroes.”

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      1. Audrey

        I was in law school when Roe v. Wade was decided. Pretty much everyone was shocked because it was such a terrible decision. Someone took a poll of law professors and, as I recall, 85% said they thought the decision was wrong. – John Hinderaker from PowerLineBlog. Good point John.

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    2. Erleldech

      Gen. Satterfield is on top of it. He is consistent and that is a marker of great leadership. Agree or disagree with him, you will always know where he stands. 😊

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  7. Frankie Boy

    Good news for us that believe there is a right to life and that being responsible is important for a good life. Taking the life of the innocent is wrong on every level.

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  8. Darryl Satterly

    A tweet from Scotusblog, a respected news and analysis site, said it was “impossible to overstate the earthquake this will cause inside the court, in terms of the destruction of trust among the justices and staff. This leak is the gravest, most unforgivable sin.” Remember what Gen. Satterfield has told us about trust and what happens when that trust is broken.

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  9. Nick Lighthouse

    Roe’s “reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

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    1. Silly Man

      Lots of supporters of abortion rights have skewered Roe’s reasoning. Even Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticized Roe for “heavy-handed judicial intervention” that “prolonged divisiveness.” The five-Justice majority in Casey grandiosely imagined that it could impose a permanent settlement, but, as Alito explains, it badly misjudged its influence.

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      1. ZB22

        “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

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      2. Georgie B.

        If you’re appalled by this ‘leaked’ decision, you need to look to your own morality. … and be appalled by it.

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        1. Max Foster

          Right, and to add, the US Congress has never enshrined the right to terminate a pregnancy, the overturning of Roe vs Wade would mean individual states could immediately make their own decisions over the way forward. Twenty-six of them would be expected to move quickly to do so, with many having “trigger” laws on the books, which would automatically come into effect in those circumstances. That means that women in those states would immediately face severe restrictions on their ability to have an abortion, and the US would become one of only four countries to curtail that right in nearly 30 years. Never too late to do the right thing.

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  10. JT Patterson

    Well said, Gen. Satterfield. I will also stand for life and walk away from the philosophy of hedonism and hate that we see in so many of our politicians.

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    1. corralesdon

      Pro-abortionists are those that just follow the crowd-types. They don’t use their brains. They follow slogans and don’t understand morality because they believe you should have zero responsibility for your actions.

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  11. Laughing Monkey

    I disagree with you Gen. Satterfield but your arguments are pretty solid. You will not convince others to change their mind. We’ve been with Roe vs. Wade now for half a century and we are ALL IN on it.

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  12. Commie Red

    Abortion is good. Women don’t have equal rights. Blacks are kept down. Minority voting rights are being taken away one step at a time.

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    1. Kenny Foster

      Check, Check, Check, Check, got all the talking points. Now you can apply for a political hack job.

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  13. H. M. Longstreet

    “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.” Nuff said.

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  14. Greg Heyman

    President Joe Biden asserted Tuesday that no “mainstream” religion claims to know when human life begins, contradicting his Catholic faith. Biden made the statement while addressing a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion signaling that justices will overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973. Is he a moron or what? Oh, sorry, send the FBI to arrest me for stating the obvious.

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    1. Janna Faulkner

      Don’t get too quick about that. Also, “pres” Biden also referred in his remarks to the baby in the womb as a “child,” a term abortion supporters generally avoid. Oops!

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      1. Dale Paul Fox

        He has no idea what is saying, just reading cue cards or the teleprompter. The man will say or do anything his minders tell him to do. He just wants the applause. And, frankly, no body likes him. he is only a figurehead.

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  15. Bill Sanders, Jr.

    You are correct, Gen. Satterfield that many , if not most people, will disagree with you on this topic. Abortion has been so ingrained as a right to all Americans that we cannot see any other thinking as rational or moral. Of course, we are often wrong. I support your stand and am happy to stand with you.

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    1. McStompie

      To those who disagree with the “draft” Supreme Court’s decision, I suggest you just hold on. It’s not a final and it’s not a done deal. Relax, take another Zandex.

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