Skip to comments.Gillibrand Urges 'Action' Against Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh If They Don't Uphold Roe v. Wade
Posted on 05/16/2019 8:45:27 AM PDT by jazusamo
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(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), one of 22 Democrats seeking her party's presidential nomination, told MSNBC on Wednesday that Alabama's new abortion ban is "draconian and inhumane," and she called for "action" against Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch if they do not uphold Roe v. Wade.
Both men are Trump appointees.
Gillibrand said President Trump has deliberately selected "radical justices" to "undermine basic reproductive freedoms and civil rights" of women.
"And I'm going to lift this up, and as President of the United States, I will not appoint any justice that does not agree that they will support the precedent of Roe v. Wade or other judges," Gillibrand said.
"That is the law of the land, and I think both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh lied to the Judiciary Committee when they said they would uphold precedent. And if they then go back on this -- this statement they made during their confirmation hearings -- I think we should look towards what we will do to address it, because we need far more oversight and accountability over these Supreme Court Justices, and if they lied in their hearings, then we should take action."
Gillibrand said she will be in Georgia on Thursday, "to talk about the law that was just passed there, to lift those voices up of the women who are deeply affected, and to make sure that America understands that this is going to be a fight for something that is so important and personal to every woman -- that decision to make these kind of life or death intimate decisions about our families and our bodies."
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, which makes abortionists criminals in most cases, except when the pregnancy poses a serious health risk to the mother.
Ivey issued a statement, admitting that the law may be "unenforceable" at the moment.
Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. To the bills many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.
To all Alabamians, I assure you that we will continue to follow the rule of law.
In all meaningful respects, this bill closely resembles an abortion ban that has been a part of Alabama law for well over 100 years. As todays bill itself recognizes, that longstanding abortion law has been rendered unenforceable as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.
No matter ones personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, this bill may similarly be unenforceable. As citizens of this great country, we must always respect the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court, even when we disagree with their decisions.
Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur.
Gillibrand called the Alabama law an "all-out attack by the Republican party to undermine basic civil rights and to roll back and undermine basic reproductive freedoms in this country. It is something they are determined to turn back the clock on," she said.
She noted that in the 2018 election, "women's voices were heard":
"They ran for office in record numbers. They won in record numbers, and women's vote turned out in record numbers. And so, I hope America's women and their families and the men who love them are paying attention because what this president is doing is criminalizing basic healthcare and undermining our constitutional rights and our constitutional freedoms to make these very intimate decisions ourselves."
What unelected black robed judges can give...they can take away.
Law of the land???
<1% Silly Gilly Gillibrand.
Remember when Trump criticized a judge and it was considered tantamount to Hitler burning the Reichstag, a declaration that he was a dictator? Suddenly it’s okay to question judges, certain ones anyway.
For Democrats it really IS all about killing
as many babies as possible.
She’s so cute when she’s mad. :D
What kind of action?
Is she advocating assassination?
Just shut up ya twit.
You mean like striking down a law that had no precedent? Or that created a “right” out of thin air?
Well, white haired white girl, when your rights come from men, men can take them away.
Valed threats against the judiciary.
Of course, she will say that whatever “actions” she means is purely procedural and legal, but this is obviously meant as intimidation. I’m fairly sure the justices are well aware that it’s only politics, but I still think that it’s a sign of the times where political candidates can imply threats against judges.
Yes it is.
what kind of “action” does she mean to take against them? It sounds like a threat of violence to me.
I believe the GA and AL bills and other similar bills working their way thru in other states is a direct result of the infanticide bill passed in NY which all the dems were cheering just a few weeks ago.
She’s “inciting violence”, I’m sure the folks in the media will admonish her.
In a day, shell somehow turn this into a threat against her.
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“That is the law of the land,
Really? You are going with that? Slavery WAS the Law of the Land! Abortion was Illegal WAS the Law of the Land. Homosexual acts were illegal WAS the Law of the Land!
The Dems are stirring their crazy pot hard. It’s likely a judge will be shot by a deranged Democrat before November 2020.
“...Urges ‘Action’ ...”
Excuse me...is that a threat?
I mean we ARE talking about SUPREME Court Justices who, individually and together, embody the DEFINITIVE law of the land, are we not?
The Supreme Court is the final buck-stopping locale in the entire American legal journey. From there, the Citizens only remaining option is to revisit the issue on election-day. In case anyone has forgotten, its worked this way for over 200 years.
What!!! Terrorize and threaten Supreme Court Justices ?? Surely, the man who made this statement has broken the law!
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