The Supreme Court is set to hear its first potentially landmark case since former President Donald Trump stacked the high court with conservatives during his term in the White House, and the possible outcome of the case has pro-abortion Democrats worried.
In a recent piece originally published by The Washington Post, it was noted that Justice Clarence Thomas, a known critic of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, could soon have his chance to shine for conservatives as he gears up to hear arguments in a case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Thomas has a long history of being firmly against Roe, even stretching as far back as a few months after his SCOTUS nomination in 1991, when he made clear that he believes the 1973 decision should be discarded all together.
“Our abortion precedents are grievously wrong and should be overruled,” Thomas wrote in a 2020 opinion. “The Constitution does not constrain the States’ ability to regulate or even prohibit abortion.”
The case, which was a result of opposition to an anti-abortion law passed in Mississippi earlier this year, could result in a number of outcomes, with pro-life advocates hoping for Roe to be completely struck down as a result, which would be the ultimate victory.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) noted Thomas’ strong stance on the issue last month, pointing out that Roe v. Wade is plainly unconstitutional.
“Every time without fail, Justice Thomas writes a separate, concise opinion to cut through the 50-year tangle of made-up tests and shifting standards and calmly reminds everybody that the whole house of cards lacks a constitutional foundation,” McConnell said at the time.
At the crux of Thomas’ argument about federal control over abortion laws and procedures, the justice has made clear on several occasions that the answer is simple: The U.S. Constitution does not cover abortion, whatsoever.
Only time will tell if Thomas will be joined by his fellow conservative justices in deciding on the future of millions of unborn babies in America. We can only hope and pray that they’ll make the right decision.