Abortion activists Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court picks saying the list if a bad one because it includes judges who oppose abortion.
Hillary’s campaign released a list of reasons to condemn the possible sections and abortion was the number one reason given. Clinton’s campaign said she wants judges who will uphold Roe v. Wade — which allowed virtually unlimited abortions:
“Three months after the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Republicans are still refusing to fulfill their constitutional responsibility to give President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a fair confirmation hearing,” it said. “If our president is Donald Trump, we just got a crystal-clear picture of who he’d pick to replace a Supreme Court justice: He just released a list of 11 judges he would considering nominating—including a judge who upheld a law requiring doctors to use scare tactics to impede reproductive rights…”
“If that’s not terrifying enough, consider this: With three current justices nearing or older than 80 years—past the court’s average retirement age—the next president will likely have the opportunity to nominate several justices to the Supreme Court. And in doing so, she or he could have the power to transform the court, and American law, for generations to come,” Clinton’s campaign added.
“The Supreme Court is preparing to hear an abortion case from Texas right now—and the state’s access to safe and legal abortion hangs in the balance. Trump has proposed banning abortions—and even said the result would be that women receiving the procedure should be “punished.” Trump also said he would only support justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that guaranteed American women their constitutional right to safe and legal abortion,” the campaign continued.
When it comes to abortion, for pro-life voters there is no more important issue in the presidential election than who will control the appointment process for one or more Supreme Court judges who will determine the fate of abortion for decades. And on that point, earlier this month, Trump said he would appoint pro-life-friendly judges to the Supreme Court.
The list of potential nominees for the seat of pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antnoin Saclia that Trump would conifer include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri.
Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
“This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican party leadership,” Trump’s campaign said.
In a statement, Trump said: “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. The following list of potential Supreme Court justices is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as President, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”
According to AP report, Trump said in March that pro-life voters don’t need to fear him picking a pro-abortion judge.