In a shocking decision Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with liberal court justices and the Louisiana abortion clinic law that has been at the center of controversy was struck down in a 5-4 ruling. This loss represents the first major loss during President Trump’s Presidency.
According to the AP, “The outcome is not the last word on the decades-long fight over abortion with dozens of state-imposed restrictions winding their way through the courts.” The AP went on to point out, “But the decision was a surprising defeat for abortion opponents, who thought that a new conservative majority with two of President Donald Trump’s appointees on board would start chipping away at abortion access.”
Many in the anti-abortion fight saw the appointments of President Trump’s picks Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would help solidify their win in this decades long fight. However the decision Monday came as a blow to their fight.
In a tweets Monday, liberals everywhere rejoiced. Even failed 2016 Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated the high court’s decision.
Breathe easier today.
Continue the work tomorrow to make sure abortion remains safe and legal.https://t.co/NjrXXWcQDN
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 29, 2020
The Supreme Court’s ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo is a victory for women’s health & freedoms. Louisiana’s draconian abortion ban was a clear violation of the Constitution, specifically designed dismantle their right to make their own health & family decisions.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 29, 2020
As CA's Attorney General, I was proud to be 1 of 13 Attorneys General to file a brief on Whole Woman's Health, urging the Supreme Court to reverse the lower court's decision that undermined abortion access. I fought then & will never stop fighting to defend our reproductive care.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 29, 2020
However Republicans and Conservatives all over the country made their anger and disappointment heard.
Chief Justice Roberts is at it again with his political gamesmanship. This time he has sided with abortion extremists who care more about providing abortion-on-demand than protecting women’s health.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 29, 2020
Chief Justice Roberts promised he'd be an umpire. But he keeps on banging garbage cans from the dugout.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) June 29, 2020
The endless failures of SCOTUS do not deter us.
Courageous women reject abortion every day w/ help from pro-life centers across the US
Millions of hearts have been convicted of the preborn child's humanity
Do not give up. Say Yes to this work every morning!
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) June 29, 2020
Abortion stops a beating heart.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 29, 2020
RT if you’re sick of Chief Justice Roberts being an activist and undermining our Constitution.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) June 29, 2020