Skip to comments.Jeff Sessions concedes Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage are 'law of the land'
Posted on 01/10/2017 11:42:21 AM PST by Pinkbell
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) declared Tuesday during his Senate confirmation hearing that he would respect the Supreme Court's decisions about both Roe v. Wade and same-sex marriage if he is confirmed as attorney general. While Sessions admitted he believes the ruling on women's right to abortion "violated the Constitution," he acknowledged that it is now "the law of the land." "I would respect it and follow it," Sessions said, while admitting he still thinks the Roe v. Wade decision was "colossally erroneous."
Sessions also indicated he agreed with President-elect Donald Trump that the debate over same-sex marriage is already "settled." "I will follow that decision," Sessions said, citing the Supreme Court's 5-4 vote in favor of broadening the definition of marriage.
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My question I guess would be with a bakery, for example, that serves customers regardless of whether or not they are gay but are uncomfortable baking a cake for a wedding that violates their religious beliefs or a caterer, photography studio, etc. would have to provide services. I don't know if he discussed that, but I would like to know his position on that.
Now, onto abortion, I can understand where he is coming from when he says that he respects the law. That said, the law is unjust. It violates the 5th and 14th Amendments which declare that no state can deprive a person of his/her right to life without due process. The unborn child is innocent. Justice Blackmun said the case for abortion collapses if the unborn child is recognized as a person. Should Roe vs. Wade be enforced? Not in my opinion. I don't know if Jeff Sessions supports Personhood, though.
Just before, I heard him saying he will use federal protection to ensure women can get into abortion clinics if necessary. I don't support violence against abortion doctors or outside clinics, but I don't think he needed to go so are as to say he'll use that protection when one of the two people going into the clinic will be killed and not be coming out.
Finally, not sure if they discussed it yet, but was he asked at all about prosecuting Planned Parenthood for trafficking in body parts?
Well, so is immigration law. They wouldn’t enforce that— so to hell with enforcing their perverted crap.
It’s a no-brainer to admit to that.
Currently it is.
Should it be? Aha, now that is the real question.
Laws which can, and should, be overturned post haste.
“Hey, those are our planes now!”
It’s the law (for the time being).
“It’s been a long time coming, but a change gonna come.”
Hmmmm....so Congress passed a Same Sex Marriage Law?
What was before, was until it wasn't. If Liberals think their pet laws are immune to change, we need to disabuse them of that notion.
Gotta change the culture. Er, maybe the better term is restore.
“My question I guess would be with a bakery, for example, that serves customers regardless of whether or not they are gay but are uncomfortable baking a cake for a wedding that violates their religious beliefs or a caterer, photography studio, etc. would have to provide services. I don’t know if he discussed that, but I would like to know his position on that.”
That is not a federal issue as there is no federal law addressees the matters you mentioned with the wedding cake baker, or wedding photographer and never has a person been prosecuted by federal authorities for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding.
Slavery was one time the “settled” law of the land. Just because a law is bad doesn’t mean it has to stay on the books.
He was just asked again about Roe vs. Wade and again said it was “ensconced” in law and wouldn’t say he would have his solicitor general to testify against it (called it hypothetical). Why is our side always afraid to come out firmly on stuff? The Democrats don’t care. For goodness sake - abortion ends a human life.
It no longer matters what the law is. This needs to bite the left just as they have bitten us over the last 8 years.
Will it lead to civil war? Possibly (except the left is mostly composed of helpless pussies). Better now than later.
Good example. I want these pervert laws repealed. I have information from a reliable source that the left will be beside itself when Donald does his thing the first month.
Sessions is a good man. We need him. I don’t want to get mired down in the hearings. We know how the Left plays the game one way for their boys and another for ours.
He will be approved and we’ll be very happy with him.
He’s not a shrinking violet.
They might ask if recording "controversial, protected conversations with people involved in protecting women's 'healthcare,' is illegal."
You can say that he has to adhere to the law as Attorney General. Of course, if the laws are overturned, he would have to adhere then as well.
Rather than let states decide that unfortunate debacle...the court was either threatened or made a knee jerk Political Correct decision. Again, Roe v Wade is a badly written law by most standards....should be re-written or something done to improve it...politically correctness should have no place in ANY law!
Very good point.
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