Democrats are amping up the rhetoric aimed at the Supreme Court as they get set to hear an abortion case on Wednesday:
NY POST – Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) predicted Monday that there would be a “revolution” if the Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision as the justices prepare to hear arguments in a highly anticipated case on the issue.
During a virtual event featuring the Granite State’s House and Senate delegation, Shaheen was asked if she believed the abortion debate had become “muted” since so many Americans do not remember life before Roe was decided in 1973.
“I hope the Supreme Court is listening to the people of the United States because … I think if you want to see a revolution go ahead, outlaw Roe v. Wade and see what the response is of the public, particularly young people,” she said. “Because I think that will not be acceptable to young women or young men.”
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will take up a case concerning a Mississippi law prohibiting abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which was successfully challenged by the state’s only abortion clinic. It is the first time the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over a pre-viability (roughly 24 weeks) abortion ban.
Shaheen doubled down on her remark in a separate statement.
“I’ve lived the consequences of the pre-Roe era,” she said. “I had friends in college who were forced to seek dangerous back alley abortions because women across the country were denied access to critical family planning services. We cannot allow Republican lawmakers to turn back the clock on women’s reproductive health and rights, which is precisely what the Mississippi case seeks to do. It is time to sound the alarm.”
“Roe v. Wade isn’t just a decision that impacts women, their health and their financial security — it also impacts generations of families,” Shaheen added.
Shaheen’s office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for further comment.
During the same event, Shaheen’s Senate colleague Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called the Mississippi law “a direct attack on decades of precedent,” and added that “the Supreme Court should not put government in front of women’s most personal, difficult, and complicated health care decisions.”
Republicans have long pushed for Roe v. Wade to be overturned and nearly 230 GOP lawmakers called on the high court to repeal it over the summer.
Democrats love to intimidate Supreme Court justices. This is what Patrick Leahy did over Obamacare and now Jeanne Shaheen is doing it over abortion. And sadly I think it worked during Obamacare, because Roberts reversed course and saved the socialistic law and now we are stuck with it.
Will it work this time? I’d love to say no because of the makeup of the court, but you really never know. If Roberts allowed himself to become political, any of them could do it.
Aside from that I am very hopeful that Roe will get overturned and hopefully this is the case that ends it.