Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican Senator, stated this past Sunday that Roe v. Wade established a constitutional right “that doesn’t exist” when it confirmed the legalization of abortion across the nation.
Graham issued these remarks while being interviewed in a segment of “Fox News Sunday” with host Bret Baier.
“Roe v. Wade created a constitutional right that doesn’t exist in the written Constitution,” he claimed. “It’s created division from the first day it was decided until now.”
The senator also highlighted that every single state would most likely take its own unique approach to the topic if the Supreme Court chose to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Different states will take different approaches, so the abortion debate will not go away in the country, it will be decided by the people, not a handful of judges,” he claimed.
Graham went on to add that Congress would also be sporting a new role if abortion laws were turned over to the discretion of the states themselves.
“Congress will continue to debate this issue, they will finally have control over this,” he stated. “If you don’t like the outcome of the abortion debate, now you can kick people out of office who actually vote.”
The Republican representing South Carolina made the argument that judges established the rules about when a lift starts ad ends, but the overturning of this decision would allow various elected officials to become far more involved in the process.
“Before you were shut out. You had no avenue. Five judges, six judges, seven judges determined when life begins and how it ends, and think that was wrong from the start. Now finally elected officials have a say about life and the conditions of abortion. I think that’s the way it should be,” stated McConnell to Baier.
The leak of the early draft of a majority opinion from the Supreme Court seemed to state that Roe v. Wade would very likely be taken down, and was first published by the outlet Politico last Monday night.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” stated Justice Samuel Alito throughout the unveiled internal document that was labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
The leak seemed to also indicate that Alito thought that Roe was wrong from the start.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division,” Alito stated throughout the opinion draft.