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Supreme Court neutral in overturning Roe v. Wade

“Supreme Court neutral in overturning Roe v. Wade,” Monterey Herald – July 2, 2022

Despite protests to the contrary, the U.S. Supreme Court honored democracy in its decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.  The Supreme Court ruling was neutral, neither banning nor promoting abortion. The court explicitly stated that they could not make the final decision on the abortion issue.  That duty belongs to voters who elect legislators.

Since the right to an abortion is not enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the court had little choice but to invoke the 10th Amendment, which requires the people in the individual states to make such important decisions.

This process is democracy in action. People vote for the politician who best represents their interests. The judicial branch does not have the authority to legislate; that is the duty of elected leaders.

Therefore, why do Democratic partisans repeatedly condemn the Supreme Court for taking undemocratic positions?  In reality, the so-called Democratic Party leaders have become the greatest perpetrator of anti-democratic abuses.

–Lawrence Samuels, Carmel