Letter to the editor: Thankful for conservative court

Published 9:49 am Thursday, July 7, 2022

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To the editor:

With all the consternation about the overturning of Roe this week, people forget several things. It was not part of the U.S. Constitution and it was generally thought that it was wrongly considered back in 1973. Even liberal icon Justice Ginsberg is quoted as having said so. For another, abortion has not been taken away, just given back to the states where it should be. It was being used far too much in the U.S. as a means of birth control, instead of just in cases of rape, incest or a woman’s health as intended. 930,000 abortions in 2020 is far too many, so proper planning and actual use of birth control would be more prudent. Going past 20 weeks when the fetus is viable is akin to murder.

To take it even further, when the prior governor of Virginia was Ralph Northam and he started to allow abortions at 9 months that was ridiculous. If an actual person with a gun were to come along and shoot a nine month pregnant mother on the street in Virginia at that time, and both mother and nine month fetus were to die, that person would have committed a double homicide. Yet if the same mother were to abort that baby at the same nine months, it would be legal and not murder. Explain the rational behind that, please.

As Mark Thiessen wrote this week, thank you Donald Trump for finally giving us 3 consistently conservative Justices. Far too many times we have had a Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens and David Souter turn drastically liberal. We have had Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O’Connor and John Roberts stay highly inconsistent. But finally we have 3 new justices in Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh & Amy Coney Barrett who will stay in the mold of the likes of Antonin Scalia, and stay aligned with Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito to give us a firm constitutional conservative block that will preserve religious liberty, the Second Amendment, free speech and the separation of powers & limited government for years to come.

If Hillary Clinton had won, exactly the opposite would be happening. Thank you Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell.

John Nelms,     Advance