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OVERTURNED: SCOTUS Decision on Roe v Wade

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June 24, 2022 1:22 pm

OVERTURNED: SCOTUS Decision on Roe v Wade

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June 24, 2022 1:22 pm

OVERTURNED: The Supreme Court JUST ISSUED its official opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson, and in doing so, reversed the 1973 Roe decision. Roe v. Wade is over. Jay, Jordan, and the rest of the Sekulow team break down the Supreme Court's opinion and what happens next in the fight for life in the post-Roe era. All this and more on today's very special broadcast of Sekulow.

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Secure US Supreme Court overturns now this is as you heard the opening has overturned Roe versus Wade decision authored by Justice Alito of the US Supreme Court. Again Roe versus Wade has been overturned.

The impact again.

We are going to walk through the broadcasts. They let me read from the opinion page 69 of the opinion. We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey. That was a case of 1992. The last time that this was really challenge the Supreme Court that challenged to overturn Roe versus Wade failed must be overturned and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives. The battle returns to the states.

We will get into that route the broadcasting throughout next week as well. But today is a day to celebrate their art there certain people celebrate what our supporters and donors who would supporting the work of ACLJ for decades. We know this is your top issue and you been fighting and is been an uphill battle until today is any more fights to go. But today we celebrate today we celebrate the overturning of Roe versus Wade. The idea that we at the federal level, so there was a constitutional right to killing unborn children. The United States is no more. That's because your support for the ACLJ those pro-life protesters who engaged in civil disobedience. In the 1980s and 90s, bringing the country's attention to this issue. Waking up, especially the Protestant church and evangelical church to what was going on in our country so we weren't afraid or was it taboo to talk about abortion anymore and tell people what abortion really was about and help women were being lied to and misled by Planned Parenthood in these abortion clinics.

Again, we are up against a billion-dollar industry they're not going anywhere.

The fight will continue, but this is a day to celebrate and I want to hear from you as well. Maybe you're one of those supporters. ACLJ for decades waiting for this day hoping that you see that your lifetime may be one of protesters who engaged in peaceful civil disobedience to bring attention. I we want to hear from you.

1-800-684-3110 at 2000 684-3110. I needed Sagan read and write, which was a huge thank you to our audience.

But let me take this back a little bit and that is number one.

The Constitution is not confer a right to abortion as we Justice Alito and four other justices agreed to that is gigantic. Roe and Casey are overruled. That is also gigantic case controlling opinion skipped over the question. We affirm Roe solely on the basis of stare decisis. Stare decisis is sometimes wrong. It was here just like in Plessy versus Ferguson, just like in Claremont. What that means is sometimes a springboard got got it wrong and it got it wrong for 50 years. What is personally gratifying and I want to talk about this next segment of the broadcast is that we been litigating this issue for almost 40 years and hold up on picture of American lawyer magazine up on the screen to this, but for radio wants.

I'll describe it is a picture of me in 1991 with Randall Terry did head of Operation Rescue that were doing these rescues all over the country for the unborn.

When case went to the sprinkler United States versus Alexandria women's health clinic. It said by the way the front cover of it is a picture of Clarence Thomas and also Joe Biden, but what's interesting about this and is that Operation Rescue Randall Terry Pat Monee others training bring led a movement that changed his door and said the face of the entire abortion debate when you come that we come back from the break I would tell you what is for me when most humbling aspects of this opinion is that two of our cases and one in particular, served as the basis for this decision overturning Roe versus Wade will get into that, we come back from the break and obviously you stay and we do want to hear from everybody not to celebrate will get into the particularly compact right yes right. We want to hear from you at 1-800-684-3110 at 2064 3110 Roe versus Wade this to say was that you enjoy saying has been overturned by the Supreme Court is unconstitutional. There is no constitutional federal right to abort children will be right back. Second thing you read from the opinion this is on page 69 overturning Roe versus Wade 55 justices. We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives. This is again the official opinion of the US Supreme Court today Roe versus Wade has been overturned and the subsequent case Casey which reaffirmed Roe in 1992 has also been overturned and a number of other cases, if you start looking within on pro-life free speech, freedom of speech freedom I get in the way we talk about abortion distortion. They get into that in this opinion that all these rights have been distorted when you talk about abortion people's freedom of speech, their ability to speak out that out somehow different.

If your talking about a pro-life message. So while again today we celebrate the fight week. We also celebrate all of you who support the work ACLJ and a bit in this battle for decades because this is this is the first step is a long first step, but it was the first step in the major fight to get this back to the states we can have the direct dialogue both political and legal wide to the people were such as this Washington DC issue and federal issue and that that is huge. Folks, we can take the battle to the states so I want to go sit through some history here because I think it's important and some of you may not remember this but in the 1980s there was a huge pro-life movement was costarred with the summer of mercy, and in Omaha in Tulsa Oklahoma all over the country. Atlanta and I represented. We represented Operation Rescue was very controversial at the time they were engages during said in acts of civil disobedience means a blockaded access to the abortion clinics. The judges were issuing God restraining orders and injunctions all over the country trying to shut these activities down tens of thousands of people participated in these tens of thousands of people and we had the opportunity to represent him and it was, I will tell you something originally went into thinking I wasn't gonna do it and circumstances as I was going into the jail in Atlanta. It was very clear to me I was supposed to represent Randall Terry in the leadership of Operation Rescue, before the Georgia Supreme Court. The Texas Supreme Court, federal courts in New York federal courts and in in Nebraska federal courts in Oklahoma. Anyway, it was massive litigation, California. In these cases really brought the attention of what the life movement was all about but the advocates against life were utilizing the Ku Klux Klan act of 1871 to stop these protests and then the abortion proponents started using the 14th amendment equal protection clause as a basis to basically say that there's this unlimited right to abortion and I argued twice at the Supreme Court 1990 and 1991 I have the brief here about the opinion here, and I'm when I'm going through this history because I think is important. There's a brief on the screen argue the case twice and my cocounsel argue the case twice as well. My cocounsel in the case was for the United States government. The deputy solicitor Gen. United States was under the Bush administration under George W. Bush. That's along that this was an they argued in our favor, saying that the Ku Klux Klan act could not be applied this way, that was a violation of the complex applying of that would be a violation of First Amendment principles. My cocounsel in the case of the counsel for the nine states govern our side was a deputy solicitor Gen. United States name was John Roberts is now the current Chief Justice of the United States. We argued the case together twice was very important that case because the court concluded that opposition to abortion was not discrimination against women. And since these abortion advocates were utilizing the 14th amendment equal protection clause as a basis to do this. This became very important when you get to the first substantive legal discussion in the opinion today in Dobbs overturning Roe versus Wade.

The court starts the paragraph by saying we discussed this theory because this was a new theory that they started using to justify abortion knew they said the one additional constitutional provision that respondents have now offered as yet another potential home for the abortion right the 14th amendment and then they cite the briefs that were filed for that, including United States government now under Joe Biden would stop there was this right. But here's what the court said the court disagreed with that on page 9 and 10 of its opinion.

1011 the regulation of the medical procedure that only one sex can undergo does not trigger heightened constitutional scrutiny unless the regulation is a mere pretext designed to affect an invidious discrimination against members of one sex or the other. As the court is stated the goal of court preventing abortion does not constitute quote invidiously discriminatory animus against women.

Pray versus what is the case is Bray versus Alexandria women's health clinic.

Our case from 1992 and 93. Accordingly, laws regulating abortion, or prohibiting abortion are not subject to heightened scrutiny.

What that means is rational basis applied.

The court concluded that rational basis you can present the life of the unborn returns the state. There was no constitutional home for the right to abortion in the 14th amendment. Bray versus Alexandria opposition to abortion is not discrimination against women who would've thought that case we argued in 1991 and again in 1992 decided in 1993 based on activities that took place at 89 and 1990 would end up as the basis for the basis for this critical Supreme Court decision, but there it is set some links I want to thank our entire team that worked on the case went with a brief on the screen right now and that's the brief that we filed in in the Bray case there is that was the that brief is now 30 years old in May 1991 amendments and marketing. I don't get emotional on this, but I am going to say that your support of us all the way back then we were much smaller organization with a handful of lawyers but look at the result that God gave in a case like this.

So to me it's particularly gratifying for all of us at the ACLJ and is a great opportunity for us to type. Thank you, but CC as I look at the opinion also is very clear. Also, the court here.

This clearly stated that there is no constitutional right to abortion last time. I'm so thrilled that a Supreme Court got it right. They said there is no constitutional right to abortion that were it was egregiously right decision was egregiously wrong from the start that route was remarkably place in its treatment in the constitutional text and held it at the abortion right which is not mentioned in the Constitution is a part of a right to privacy, which is also not mentioned and said therefore right was on a collision course with the Constitution on the day it was decided, and this is just such a great day that you know we have recognized from the highest court in our nation that there is no constitutional right to killing a baby and this issue will go to the states. Now it's it's a great day and I thank you for all your advocacy for 40 years been a champion of life. He is just done a great job and you're a hero I'm not that's that's very kind but we could not of done this without the support of our team and without the support of our members around the country and somebody when I'm still writing those thank you notes I see from 1988, 1989 and you all were there with us. It was of you remember to renew or kick it was a very bold move for us to blatantly some of these guys were and gals work would come to our house for meetings and stuff coming. It was a very bold move to represent the new act of civil disobedience Gabby they were in prison and a young we go visit them in prisons and again this it brought the attention to the issue so it took people who were radical enough to get engage in peaceful civil disobedience, and in the way they were treated by police was really horrendous, but the way are dragged away their arms broken in the tactics used what it did was enforce the conversation in the country conversation and now been going on for 30 years since that removably started and with people, then started looking at it and she saw shift. It wasn't just the Catholic Church anymore talking about the life of the unborn, or the let life beginning at conception made the entire.

I really Christian duets which started in the evangelical movement. Take a look and say why are we silence about this in the bad district. When we talk about these issues and when people started talking about them. It became a much bigger issue and they became think about this and other like this, not to play down to became mainstream in the sense of the major political party. The United States ultimately adopted a pro-life position. The Republican Party and so it became an issue that was not it that it started off as being one that was a good, kind of a it was, not mainstream at all and it became front and center at almost at his attentively does have a litmus test. But in the Republican Party. It is part of me that is part of the platform so it went from being sub valves radicals talked about these kind of extreme protesters document to something that became part of mainstream discussion in the United States and that the tiptop of that discussion was always two things. One, what restrictions could you put in place under the previous President while Roe versus Wade was still the law of the land and of course, ultimately, how do you get to a point where you overturn Roe versus Wade.

When we say something to a lot of you criticize Mitch McConnell a lot and you call you, rhino and UC have your whatever political view want. He made sure justice. Maybe Cody Baird got to the Supreme Court in record time with a lot of pushback coming from the left and the mainstream media if she was the decisive vote today without her other court. This decision does not overturn Roe versus Wade. Mississippi's law probably would've been upheld. We submit a victory itself Roe versus Wade would still be the law of the land so who dominated course present trump when everybody said don't do this you have time just at the right time can't do this right now he replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a judge Baird justice.

They ignore those because they got it done in today. See again what happens with those nominees. That is the decisive vote on this case. Take your calls to 164, 31, two, there's one line open. Still us will start or does it just a minute, I just would repeat this step because there's actually another opportunity like this in history to say that Roe versus Wade is been overturned by the US Supreme Court. If you're just joining us realistic in your car are fearless on Sirius XM radio watch the broadcast share with your friends and family that it is been overturned. There is you are going to hear a lot of propaganda about from the left side a lot of misleading information from the left as they've already started because they got a preview of this, they were the both sides both pro-life and pro-abortion side have got got ill because of that leaked draft.

Even more prepared.

I will tell you we were long prepare before that ready to go to do battle the states will get into that more later broadcast because I think today's the day we are to celebrate how we got to this point. How did we get to the point where we overturned Roe versus Wade. I say we because of all of you who support the ACLJ because all you fought to get those justices confirmed. Even those who read this confirmation battles of Justice Thomas went through. Justice Cavanaugh went through. I remember what they did to justice Baird the dogma live deeply within you heard about being a decisive vote here writing this is again it's a victory for somebody people at who had an impact on this you if you've stood up for life by the supporting work by groups like ours. If you protested your involved that civil disobedience and you've stayed committed to an issue but it didn't look good when it was an uphill battle to fight the abortion industry. The abortion behemoth and the abortion distortion in our courts and it is been overturned Roe versus Wade is no longer the law of the land that one of the heart.

Another aspect of this are immense and that our decision the break case when this in opposition to abortion is not just garnishment and swimmers really want the main legal basis for this decision overturning Roe. But there's another case we have, which is so versus Colorado which was a distortion of the First Amendment and the rules change when it was free speech involving a protesters that had a pro-life message. We've called his Georgia said the abortion distortion factor.

We want a couple of the cases we lost one in particular Hill versus Colorado but here's what happened today. The five justice majority in the opinion by Justice Alito says this, the courts abortion cases have diluted the strict standards for facial constitutional challenges, they have ignored the court's third-party standing doctrines. They have disregarded the standard res judicata principles like the numbers case is closed. They flow out of the ordinary rules of severability up the unconstitutional provisions, as well as the role that statute should be read were possible to avoid unconstitutionality and they've distorted First Amendment doctrines as well. In the case they cited for that is Hill versus Colorado and now you have five justice of the Supreme Court saying that the decision in Hill versus Colorado, was a distortion of First Amendment principles so it's in the sense of double wind offered it for us today in a double and really for the First Amendment, but I think the take away here will get the calls in a moment. The take away here is that Roe versus Wade is it's gone. There's no constitutional basis for non-Chief Justice Roberts came up with this middleground. Would've I guess founded that statute constitutional, but he had a very diluted theory of how this works right so at Justice Roberts agreed to discard the viability line.

He said that line never made any sense, and it basically came out of thin air that he would leave for another day on whether to reject any right to abortion. What's interesting as you did not have the only he was the only one that sign that that is correct and what's interesting is, although he says she had the viability line came out of thin air, then it appears he creates another kind of line that comes out of thin air that says a woman only entitled to reasonable opportunity to obtain an abortion. And what's interesting to note here is that Roberts approach was emphatically rejected by both sides at oral argument saying it's just completely unworkable. So his was a reasonable opportunity which again is very vague. It's fine. So six justices thought that the law in Mississippi was constitutional. Five of them got it right on the reasoning which is Roe versus Wade goes what was going to return to the states. That was the victory escorted the phones yeah right to phones we go 164 3110.

Keep those calls coming in I'll start Maryellen Illinois aligned to admit it, Maryellen. Before at a pro-life event in Illinois so I know she's been so what is been committed to this fight for a long time. Maryellen thinks recall that I want to go right to your call and I congratulate you and I went to bed about in a charisma article.

I think back, and maybe the 80 was an apology from the 90s supported you told other people about you and now we continue to pray for you and I work with a group of 24 seven on the national strategic prayer, we pray for your group remembering I remember that article charisma magazine was my friend Steve's strength and that was a big moment for us because we are a very small organization readings national attention in the when the largest Christian magazine really the largest Christian magazine. At that time, the editors, a good friend of our still stiff spring and the promoted the work of the then Christian advocate serving evangel now the Americans are full on justice and what's fascinating about that is I Georges met you. We been supporting us for very long time. I see those records. By the way people look in on the other day consigning thank you notes and it's it really is still encouraging the people from the 1980s and 90s were the middle of this in Jordan bathroom in the middle of this fight yet. This is different than what people thought we were in our lives we were doing a lot of evangelism access issues and the like that she was something different, but I want to say thank you to can I say this to my colleague, senior counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, who is been on my working with me since 1987 Pat Monahan, who is been fighting for life literally for decades and this would not happen without him. He had the foresight way back and we traveled the country together holding each other's briefcases and getting to the next court case to defend these pro-life protesters so Pat Monahan deserves a big thank you, as is our entire team.

I I'm a business I don't leave anybody out on this mistake. Pat was there for since the beginning are other colleagues as well. Thank you, galloping out like it against people like Maryellen who I and this is been an issue, they been fighting for praying for its funding work is Mark how to work and and that's how to take her call first, but it will be a city in Virginia online one hasted, we only gained 20.9. Malcolm went on and I thank God and painful. You think you said like that. That's really what today to be about that as we need to celebrate because there is a battle ahead will know that this is it's not over. This is really just the beginning of a new battle, but we have to celebrate getting to that battle because it attacked when we had first adopted this position that he could talk talking about it being outside the mainstream.

I mean talk about being controversial to both both Republicans and limited people even remember a time when this was that the universal view of the United States as an abortion was was legal and it should be legal and very extreme like nobody I don't know rules whatsoever.

Note that the fetus of the child's baby should not be protected. It was very much in extreme radical position to just be pro-life look with this said, here's this this is American lawyer magazine defending the new civil disobedience. Now this went from Wichita to the Supreme Court and it's a Jay Sekulow fight for operation rescue right to protest against abortion.

Who would've known who would've known that that decision would end up being a basis for the overturning of Roe versus Wade. What it unbelievable that we have another half-hour the rug as a half-hour covered up phone lines will open up and we want to hear from you PP that supported good part of this movement when he hundred 6430 went to the data celebrate life ending it. This is his sale over time. Roe versus Wade is not the law of the land.

What United States it is overturned focused workaclj@aclj.org for decades. ACLJ is been on the frontline protecting your freedom is defending your rights in court in Congress and in the public arena.

The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member.

If you're not well this is the perfect time to stand with us, ACLJ.org, where you can learn more about our life-changing work become a member today ACLJ keeping you informed and now Jordan, secular folks, this is the broadcast will be just start for those of you who might just be joining us of your listening on radio Sirius XM if you watch the broadcast. You just tooted. Maybe so would share it with you that this US Supreme Court is overturn Roe versus Wade Roe versus Wade is no longer the law of the land. Let me reach you from the decision, page 69, authored by Justice Alito. We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives.

This, again, we know the battle returned to the states. There's different ways that will happen. There will be states regarding fertilizer photo effect today. About 13 of those that had to be another 10 or 12 states that are ready to go, but they might have to do a constitutional amendment.

They might have to change something in the legal system but there ready to go. So about half the countries get appointed very pro-life legislation and then you can see Battle's vision to be the purple state battles, but in the did you give me the Bloomsday battles the extremist states that one abortion on demand until birth or even be there target perinatal in some states but today we celebrate what has been a long strategic path to getting to this point to overturn Roe versus Wade that began them the day court issue.

That decision in 1973 when protesters who again were considered, marginalized, and extremists to even talk about the issue is taboo to talk about anything involving sex of the United States and so abortion you did talk about church or the Catholic Church set up the evangelical church are all ultimately started standing up in the whole debate change even feel it became a political issue in the Republican Party taking on the issue of life as well. You can't discount all those folks along the way who made it something who would not allow Americans to ignore this issue. They forced the discussion you I wanted. I didn't want to say this, we have a unique situation here because as the court overturn Roe versus Wade today.

One of the bases upon which they did that, as I said earlier, was a case that we argued and argued twice before the spring court in 1990 and 90 1C 91 and 92 for activities pro-life protests that took place in in the late 80s early 90s and as I said John Roberts was a Deputy solicitor Gen. Guy states actually argued on our side. The government was on our side and the case was under George H.

W. Bush's ministration and one of the arguments was that opposition to abortion was discrimination against women. So they try to implicate 14th amendment rights to recognize the right to abortion today. The court, and I think this is personally very gratifying for us and he says as Emily from the opinion page 11 is the court a state of the goal of preventing abortion does not constitute invidious discriminatory animus against women. Accordingly, laws regulating or prohibiting abortion are not subject to heightened scrutiny that is the linchpin of the case because heightened scrutiny stricture is also called is a very high burden, rational basis protect the life of the unborn child that opposition to abortion. Nothing discrimination against women is a seat was a huge decision in 1990, 91, but it's even bigger today as it recognizes that there is a competing interest in the life and the baby and like you said it with the rational basis. States can say we want to protect that life of the baby and they can do so from conception if they so choose. You know that there is competing interest that this this judicially fabricated right that's now been struck down to abortion doesn't just trump every other right and I think it's important to note in a abortion distortion. I'm sure will continue and you will see this. Let the left trying to paint this as an extreme decision, but it's important to know that today the United States joins with the majority of other countries around the world. The vast majority that strip that really limit abortion in the abortion distortion which we talked about for 40 years is recognize this opinion to maneuver basically return the case.

We had a good way because we will against us that interest in this abortion jurisprudence distorted the First Amendment free-speech clause as my want to thank my colleagues Walter Weber, Pat Monahan, Jeff Saturday Frank Manion and so many other CC where I could go through the whole list but I do think about, especially Pat Monahan hope he is listening today still about.

They believe that many, they moved in with us since the very beginning we were doing those cases out of Andy's office in Atlanta. In those days we first started, that's how long these cases were hard. Folks if you want to enjoy the broadcast critical because we come back and hold on 164 30 went to work. ACLJ.org sure this too is well. The chair of the Judiciary Committee, making sure the stresses get through like Lindsey Graham, Megan. I know a lot of you give me his copy of occult rhino call this call that remember these folks were critical to getting these nominations through the boldest essay were doing away with the filibuster and that the 60 vote threshold so that a deal course which got through that was initially started with him his nomination and President from dominating three in one term in the affected his statement is very interesting because what would present troubles asked by Fox News that what did he feel he was responsible or played a role ideally is unique because of what I just said that. He said God made the decision that was present trumps statement to Fox News that God made the decision for you when you really think about it of a one term President does not usually get three Supreme Court appointments who and also a bold President wasn't afraid to put forward the nominees who would ultimately make this decision. The left knew it they try their opposition to try to make it a political issue but even that from Donald Trump for four present trumps that I get where he could he could take a lot of credit he deserves a lot of credit because you would have great is most people would recognize that his policies are most pro-life of any President in history and the people he put in place the people he put it in so for him to say the God made the decision today.

I think it just says a lot about the the heliport. This is a no present by addressing the nation. Now this was someone who most of his career shared our position until he online vice President yet yet so I didn't.

I didn't say this summer many were negative calls but I need to say this, we had real battles in courtrooms moving about Pat Monahan and I in courts and economy and corporate records all over Frank Manion, Jeff, Sir, teased Walter Weber who did was really one of the principal architects of the Supreme Court work we did on this played a major role in these were big days and think about Colby may so many of our our team but I will say this.

We had judges that were very difficult and occasionally we would get a judgment was great and in our land cases which was during the Democratic national convention. We had Nick Lambros and he was great, and you get a few we had some that were really difficult want to give me the most trouble with Judge Patrick Kelly when he wrote me the nicest note when it was over saying it's been my pleasure having you in this courtroom. Having said that, I wish you no luck at all, but he did write a note to Judge Ward.

Mr. Roth will remember this one in New York who had then go right to make me feel right to New York to litigate their and ultimately those cases be one of the Supreme Court. But in those days we were at.

It would not be uncommon. It would not be uncommon for us to be in two or three locales in a period of 24 to 36 hours.

I will never forget, and I want to thank Paul Crouch, Pat Robertson, who in the beginning, had the vision for this. We tried to get from New York to IRU the case in New York and I had to get the Texas that afternoon for a hearing before the Texas Supreme Court to try to get people out of jail for the pro-life protests and CBN had an operation Blessing had aircraft that they would use to move supplies around and had a small plane as well little weird.

This was in the old days and ice I said I can't get from New York to Ted Dallas sorted Austin Miranda became more the court was an Pat set up will be a problem in leg with clueless little plate with me and Pat Monahan probably fit much more than me about money maybe two other people. We flew down there and they were stunned. The pro-abortion Lord. When we walked in the courtroom because they said there was no way secular necklace can get there and we did. But none of this would happen without God's blessing and your support and I want to say thank you Seib listened a bunch of people. I'm sure living people up. Let's go and take also get David and Marilyn's but hold on a David Logan Sekulow on the air and I called on my icing on all on their. Go to an ATM again started brave and against the horror of the decision by the court in 1973 I thank you thank you and they'll I'm guessing and then have to join an ATM again. I mean the litigation cyber door policy people involved. Next, like a light break in the early days and then of course the what really put this on the national attention was the Operation Rescue movement, the summer Somerset if they force people to have the discussion, they forced the church to wake up the issue. Ultimately, politicians waking up the issue, making it a mainstream discussion. Now what is going to be interesting. Today is it for a long time for these politicians. It was a talking point that their talking points to become reality now, so this will also be ideal to real for them, but there's a lot of people who led the way to get there, such as what organization just ACLJ but but again it was the it was the bravest to stand up to the whole country and II just I want you to take people's phone calls. I think it's a day is a day to celebrate and I know that the other side did present by the trite address.

They should right now. This parade of hormones and how that is the listener. Not yet. This is not the day for that. This is a day to celebrate so much of your work. I want to go back the phones Julian California online to a Julie will call for help. Well done for all your work over the years. Thank you and my way of celebrating what they were. I believe 62 million gave me something important 1973, right I'm going to donate $16 dollars is my current map and we were really present very kind of you, and it's very meaningful.

I need to say this, that and I do appreciate what you said and thank you but the truth is that you had a have. I mean this is I did not know if in my lifetime I was gonna say this because so many things had a lineup including a presently doing so. That would not get three nominations in one term highly unusual and then have the guts to get it through and and then the court then you have to get the decision and there's a lot of play in these decisions and and we we saw a great wing here, but the fact is we need to reiterate the constitutional right so call to abortion does not exist in the United States Constitution. That is what the court decided that over and over and that was the right decision. There is you cannot read the Constitution and find a right to abortion. And that's what they acknowledge today and that was the right thing and we are joining a vast majority of countries.

This is not as strange extreme decision protecting life is the right thing to do but look what they did to try to do Brett Cavanaugh still right there. They did to try to do a McCombie bear. I mean, had been Kevin had an assassination attempt of protesting on their allies. Now night called the get the group calling for rides tonight and those justices did the right thing that's going technical yells go to Charlotte in Kansas on lights, line 6, a shut off the secular, the call I did well 73 and a boy, if we appreciate restatements of even privatization gives you 12 in 1973, only back to the songs and go to Daniel in Texas online five hey Daniel yes I do a thank you for taking my call.

I learned that they were celebrating the birth of almost thank God Almighty is thank you all could be awarded for fight in battle that I will both know I have a two-year-old daughter myself and I can never have that make it decision for her not to be here is great to have is that I will be take this to the states. These politicians Behind hide behind Planned Parenthood Washington DC in Roe versus Wade Ratigan have to devote your state legislature have to vote on whether not they can allow infanticide in their state.

That's a lot different than say well we can do anything about it because as is Roe versus Wade decision to remain a hold politicians who may be of run is pro-life and state level for a long time you know who's really pro-life. You know the governors that are truly pro-life. The Atty. Gen.'s that some of them have steps to work through some records to every state can't do the trigger law because it got bad court decisions when they might need to limit not to do so. That is not for today and we got all that ready is Artie prepared. Lately ready radio we have ACLJ action that we launched just for this moment, but for today we celebrate because you had to get to this point to even start that battle can I say something out of them so they didn't think I say this I know this is gonna be good may be controversial and I want to say this, the truth of the matter is God's in control of the universe that can be controversial and in God allowed Donald Trump to be present in nine states was only for one term one term at three justices of the Supreme Court mostly just as this report just overturned Roe versus Wade overturned Hill versus Colorado and and and recasts the entire pro-life movement. So you know nobody's perfect.

But those decisions and those justices that went to those unbelievably difficult confirmation hearings, Clarence Thomas, Brett Cavanaugh, I think about Justice Scalia today was when he wrote the opinion of right it's in opposition to abortion is not discrimination against women. They were champions to their champions and I'm sure Justice Clay Smiley from heaven.

Today we was. He was one of the greats of all time that he wrote the opinion in Bray and you know you think about the haptic about those today and the differences may do absolutely anything that people who again a lot of people thought they would not see this day, not just from older generations even from not even see they were reverse weight was actually overturned directly and indirectly but directly by the US "we come back where phone calls would hold on 2060 the phone she would hold on etiquette is because we can. Her final segment of the broadcast of Roe versus Wade is been over turned to Joe Biden addressing the nation. The present but the servant present from percentage thing is that it was God was behind the decision today and of course he made three nominations check to the screw all three of those a voting to overturn Roe versus Wade. And of course you had Justice Alito and Justice Thomas anything about what they've all gone through the threats, the least opinion of the assassination attempts, the riot threat that still hanging over Washington DC and other cities. And you know what would your defendant protect the life of of children, though I think it's much bigger than the threat of a ride from subgroup of activists you know and eight rewrite of any think that that's what people realize states that this is so big of an issue. We don't really want to be associated with China and North Korea as the country allowed basically unrestricted abortion and that and admit we are no longer now. In that category of nations that allows at a national level. So we no longer have to be the club with China and North Korea are two of the most human rights abuse of countries in the world, if not the most in the world. So we go back to fund 164, 30, went to be with you is an essay nine I think about the people that I just got a note from Rodney Ross is been with us. I think since every case we bad, but one back in 1987, but after that, who works in our DC office and helps us with logistics and I just think about all of the people. The local lawyers that assisted us. We did have two nickels to rub together in those days. I mean it was in the very beginnings of all this work. So again, thank you to all those in anybody have left out.

I want to say thank you to. I'm sure I have.

But let's go and takes more calls you back to front wheels.

Wade in Georgia online one hate when thinking from one thing I'm very proud of y'all holiday at the ALJ and Jay had the right to get emotional.

Well, I appreciate you saying that look I met. I didn't think I was good to be I think I see that some if you looked at the trajectory were the corded been and you looked at the previous cases Casey Roe just did not seem like it was gonna happen limit.

The result is hoping Casey that maybe the court will return own and instead they double down on it for people to Sam's 1992 was the last time there is a serious challenge correct. So here we are 30 years later. I mean, you know 30 years later, but I will tell you it was worth the wait. This is kind of been one of our life works and and this is one that you submit like torn saber to find.

I want wanted today to find out the next couple months. How pro-life or state legislators are, that's for sure yet was for bridge in Florida online for a Briggs McCauley been following you guys 1992 grand appreciate so much. We got it and read Y family back then fell out our subordinates a great treasure is treasured thing for us for many years. I appreciate that I get over the question related overturned in a minute just want to say that Christ died and you can the federal government continued to use our tax money to pay for abortions. Now not supposed to be doing that under the Haida member they try to do away with the Journal dress that this is where the politics coming.

Yes, rightly we still the funding still most of the fighting that I did the previous times.

They were able to get some of the funds it with the Planned Parenthood.

They've not been completely defunded out. They not supposed to go to uses dollars for abortion but every dollar they get unleashes another dollar that they can use It's just an accounting mechanism so you're correct.

I think that this again this is I will quote Nancy Pelosi which I didn't usually quote this is can be on the ballot. November and right now that the makeup of Congress did not defunding Planned Parenthood. Even with this decision but I but they they think they're betting that there to get more support for abortion. Out of this I mean this this will probably be I don't say this just to say this but this will be Planned Parenthood when their biggest fundraising days.

Evernote don't get don't take for granted what will spend more time with that is still day for us to celebrate with their neck and back down either. We have to we have to re-up our engagement and really I did get pro-life politicians elected because what we see is we don't have to fund this.

We just have to get the right politicians in place to stop funding. It is no requirement to fund it is no concert there is no federal constitutional argument for abortion anymore. We think about that is been done away. So this battle really returns it to state courts. I just got a text from our director general from our European Center for Law and Justice in Strasburg France where corporate picnic said congratulations and thanks. Thank you to all of you. We share you share the joy with you and are ready for the next battle is yours Greg Gore and cc you said you know this. If there's an international aspect of this to.

In this case is can have international repercussions. I really believe it does.

Right it does because again the left tries to paint this as a radical extreme decision, but it is not, I'll say it again, the vast majority of countries had much respect, much bigger restrictions on abortion than we ever did and so now we join that vast majority in standing up for life and acknowledging the competing interests that babies life has.

That's something we totally ignored that the woman's right just trumped the babies right to life by now. We no longer have that assumption just daily life. Yet just little independence and you know this whole idea of arguing the person who doesn't begin until the child is aware of their surroundings and and has cognitive high cognitive capabilities the accident. He said that basically that's totally not true that the person is a person but was more significant here is, it did away with these myths that the left propagates and I know we've a court decision that I guess that is starless. Go get another couple calls yet listen to Pam in Washington state online. Three hate pain welcome to secular you're on the air.

My call real and we thank you guys so much for all the hard down over all these years, leaving fighting against abortion. A good 30 years to spell Emily to support you guys invite you deal and are 1973 terrible decision. I remember that what you guys to our President trout and all the people you mansion people are only getting all God is on the throne.

And these beautiful babies are at the moment of conception are his children. No doubt about that, and no doubt also that this God was in control of this.

This allowed would say it this way.

Justice Alito who have had tremendous respect for for almost 25 years.

30 years now.

I will tell you something. This was his magnum opus. This was his.

This was his moment and wanted decision and I think it eviscerates the dissent who acknowledges there's not really a constitutional from conventional foundation for any of us.

So again I want to just close the broadcasts out by thanking all of you about those of you that are just standing with us now recently joined the ACLJ those of you that have been with us for a number of years. Those of you been with us from beginning it was great to hear from people from beginning today. Thank you. We could not have done it without you.

This will not have happened without God. Obviously, and I think about those early cases in the. The team that we had.

Then it was a small ragtag team, but we were able to go across the country defending freedom and liberty and standing up for the unborn and the end result of that today after doing this for 40 years practicing law now for 43 years to Roth. I graduated law school, 1980 Friday night been practicing together since then, Andy, shortly after that Pat Monahan shortly after that immune esteem is been together a lot of us been together for four decades, but to see these decisions come out in our case as being a part of those decision is just so overwhelming. But thank you. Your support of the ACLJ makes all this possible without you. It just doesn't happen. So I want to say from all of us.

Thank you and to our next generation of leadership lease were giving you an opinion, what opinion you could work with as you battle at state to state.

Now that's right, the battle is overrating out folks and in their states Artie taken action today and radio ACLJ.org stay updated with us as we begin the next phase is bad


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