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Overthrowing SC decisions means unraveling precedents


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While watching the Senate Judiciary hearings for (Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett) Kavanaugh’s confirmation my thinking was prompted to consider the overthrow of cases such as Roe v. Wade and Bill of Rights matters. The system of precedents is that cases build on previous cases, so to overthrow one of these would entail unraveling the entire series of precedents in place at the time the issue is being considered.

There are strong opinions on both sides of some issues, such as Roe v. Wade. My conclusion was that the law allows abortions, but it doesn’t prescribe them. Proponents of abortion have already won their point as shown by the resultant laws. Opponents of abortion must direct their efforts to affecting women who are deciding whether or not to abort, striving for another decision, one against rather than for.

The murdering of innocent unborn will not occur when the law is changed; but only when the hearts and minds of women are changed.

Dick Bartlett