It’s what millions of Americans had been waiting for – collectively holding their breath while joyfully anticipating the outcome. This had been the major issue of the 2016 presidential campaign and would be felt by each and every citizen at one time or another during their lifetime.
The outcome was either exuberant joy or another temper tantrum, depending upon your point of view.
President Trump made a long-anticipated nomination to the US Supreme Court to replace the deceased Antonin Scalia. His choice is Judge Neil Gorsuch, of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
It didn’t take long for there to be near-unanimous approval from conservatives and Trump supporters. And with good reason. Here’s why Judge Gorsuch is such a good pick.
Like my former colleague and mentor, J C Willke, MD, Neil Gorsuch wrote a book on assisted suicide and euthanasia. It was written before he was appointed to the court. Called The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, it’s described by its publisher, Princeton University Press as “the most comprehensive argument against their legalization ever published.”
In this book on page 157 Gorsuch wrote, “All human beings are intrinsically valuable…the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong.” Pretty strong sentiment on the value of innocent human life!
As for abortion, Judge Gorsuch hasn’t ruled on the topic but gives a glimpse into his thinking on page 82 of his book where he writes “no constitutional basis exists” for Roe v Wade to favor the woman’s life over that of the child.
Judge Gorsuch also defended religious liberty when siding with Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor. He supported their right not to provide abortifacient drugs within their healthcare plans based on religious beliefs.
When it comes to tax funding of Planned Parenthood, in the wake of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos, Utah Governor Gary Herbert was seeking to stop state agencies from being a conduit for federal tax funds directed to Planned Parenthood. The abortion giant sought an injunction to block the governor’s action which ended up in the appeals court and a resultant victory for Planned Parenthood. Judge Gorsuch dissented.
Judge Gorsuch has been a great admirer of Justice Antonin Scalia who he would replace on the Court. His writing style has even been compared to Justice Scalia. The liberal elite should be impressed with the nominee’s stellar education. He attended the University of Oxford, Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
The Senate unanimously confirmed Judge Gorsuch as President George W Bush’s choice on the Tenth Circuit in 2006. At that time not one Democrat voiced any opposition to his confirmation.
Times have changed.
As you can imagine, the “other side” has gone ballistic. Protesters were at the ready in front of the Supreme Court building while President Trump announced his pick. They had printed signs that left an open area to write in the name of the nominee – opposing the President’s choice before they even knew who it was.
Perhaps initially embarrassed to rail against a judge who they had unanimously approved, Senate Democrats apparently anointed House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi as their spokesperson, underscoring a lack of credible messaging. Pelosi immediately launched into a vicious attack claiming Judge Gorsuch was hostile to, well, everything.
Channeling Chicken Little, she ranted, “If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine or in any other way interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision.”
The New York Times called Mr. Trump’s pick “the nominee for a stolen seat,” referring to the failed Obama nominee, Merrick Garland.
As entertaining as the Left’s temper tantrums are, it’s URGENT that pro-lifers set this drama aside and focus entirely on efforts to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court.
Leave no stone unturned in your work to get everyone – absolutely everyone – to contact their senators, asking them to confirm Judge Gorsuch. We’ve made it very easy! Just click on the link. Take advantage of any opportunity to speak to your senators face-to-face or bring up the topic at public meetings.
Please share this information with everyone you know who is pro-life:
- Fellow church members
- And more
Seating pro-life US Supreme Court justices is the most important action you can take this year! Think of the millions of babies we can save. Consider the mothers and fathers who would be spared the often devastating emotional carnage abortion brings.
These are our marching orders. It’s time to get busy saving lives!
LifeNews.com Note: Bradley Mattes is the executive director of Life Issues Institute.