He said, She said!
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 21, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
It’s our responsibility to make an informed decision when we vote for president on November 8th. To do that, we need to know what the presidential candidates are saying about the issues. Since they’ve told us what they plan to do if they’re elected, we must remember what they’ve said about these two vitally important subjects – abortion and the Supreme Court.
On the subject of justices to the Supreme Court, Hillary Clinton first approached it from a negative standpoint saying, “I would not appoint someone who didn’t think Roe v. Wade is settled law.” Her positive point was to praise the recent 5 – 3 Supreme Court decision to overturn a good Texas law to further regulate abortion clinics. Then, she made this specific promise to Planned Parenthood leaders: “As your president, I will always have your back,” reminding them that her Supreme Court nominees would be liberals, in the likeness of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
But Donald Trump would do just the opposite. He said, “I hate the concept of abortion … I am very, very proud to say that I am pro-life. The abortion aspect of Planned Parenthood should absolutely not be funded,” adding that he might consider funding PP’s non-abortion services. He harshly criticized justices for striking the Texas law about regulating abortion clinics. The overwhelmingly important condition surrounding that outcome is this: Four justices who voted no were appointed by Democrat presidents – two by Clinton and two by Obama – the other, Justice Kennedy, a Reagan appointee, cast the fifth vote. Continue reading