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Republican nominees have upheld Roe v. Wade

Published 10:39am Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Is there a religious and righteous political party in the United States? An untruth when told often and long enough will be perceived by the public to be the truth.

A 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe V. Wade legalized abortion by a 7 to 2 vote. Six of the seven Justices in the majority were Republican appointees. The only other Democrat appointee, Byron White, voted against Roe V. Wade.

In fact, in every year since 1969, the United States Supreme Court has been controlled by a majority of Republican-appointed judges. There has not been a Democrat-appointed Chief Justice since 1953. Currently, there are seven Republican appointees and two nominated by Democrats.

Obviously if the Republican majority had wanted to overturn Roe v. Wade at any time since 1973, they had the votes to do so. Why haven’t they?

In 2003, the United States Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas overturned a Texas law against sodomy. Once again in the 6-3 decision, four Republicans voted to overturn the law.

Recently, the California Supreme Court overturned the State’s ban on same sex marriage.

Six of the seven California judges were elected Republicans.

From 2000-2006, Republicans controlled both houses of congress, Plus the Presidency. In 2006, the Federal Drug Administration approved an “over the counter” abortion drug which is total abortion, common name Levonorgestrel Drug Plan B Dual Label TB.75. This is not birth control, but is to be used after conception. This pill was so complete an abortion pill, Senate Bill 3 in Indiana was introduced so pharmacist would not have to dispense the drug. You can get a print out from your pharmacist. The head of the FDA serves at thepleasure of President Bush.

My point is clear. The courts that handed down Roe v. Wade and Lawrence v. Texas were controlled by Republican appointees. For religious leaders to continue to blame Democrats for Republican actions is wrong.

One’s own Christian relationship should not be questioned because of where they worship or their political leanings.

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