President Donald Trump promised to appoint a conservative U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace pro-abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement from the bench Wednesday.
“It will be somebody from that list,” Trump told reporters after Kennedy’s announcement. He said the search will “begin immediately. They will come from that list of 25 people.”
He also praised Kennedy as an “outstanding” justice and hopes to “pick someone who is just as outstanding.”
Among Trump’s choices are U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, a pro-life Republican; Judges Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; and Amy Coney Barrett, who Trump appointed to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, despite aggressive and deceptive lobbying against her by the abortion industry. Others include Britt Grant of the Georgia Supreme Court; Kevin Newsom of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and Patrick Wyrick of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Pro-life advocates and other conservatives have praised Trump for the possible Supreme Court nominees on his short list. He chose conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch from the list in 2017.
The new nominee could determine the future of Roe v. Wade and unborn babies’ rights in America.
A swing vote on the court, Kennedy sometimes sided with pro-life advocates by upholding limits on abortion but he continually upheld Roe v. Wade and its allowance for basically unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy.
His retirement means Trump will have the opportunity to appoint a second Supreme Court justice who could be a deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade and restoring rights for unborn babies in America.
Naturally, Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry are hysterical. Ilyse Hogue, president of the radical pro-abortion group NARAL, warned that Roe v. Wade is “in grave danger” with a second Trump nominee on the way.
Since 1973, pro-lifers have been yearning for the day when the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v Wade. Although the high court has been closely divided over the years, it has always stayed at least one vote on the pro-abortion side.
Kennedy has been one of those votes in favor of keeping Roe vs Wade in place.
Trump promised to nominate “pro-life” justices to the high court, and Kennedy’s retirement could mean a pro-life justice would fill his spot and swing the court toward life-affirming decisions.