Saturday, March 11, 2006

Justice Scalia Agrees with Former Mayor of Columbia, VA on Roe v. Wade

From LifeSiteNews:
Justice Scalia on Roe vs. Wade: “Not Yet, Maybe Not Never, but Certainly Not Yet”

FREIBURG, Switzerland, March 10, 2006 ( – Justice Antonin Scalia, one of nine judges on the U.S. Supreme Court, told a group attending a fireside discussion that he sees it unlikely that Roe v. Wade will be reversed now, but has hopes that it may be down the road.

As reported by Bureau Audiovisuel Francophone (BAF), Justice Scalia confirmed that the abortion ban passed this week in South Dakota will “ultimately” make its way to the Supreme Court. When questioned by BAF on the timeline for a reversal of Roe v. Wade, Justice Scalia responded, “I have no idea . . . and no idea whether it will be.”

Speaking before academics at the University of Freiburg Wednesday, he explained that, with the current court, there is still a majority who favor abortion. “It is not likely to be overturned with the current court because there are still five justices on our court who voted in favour of Roe v. Wade,” Justice Scalia said. “If I had to guess, I would say, ‘not yet . . . maybe not never, but certainly not yet.’”
My Comments:
Pro-lifers need to listen to what this man says.

However, Justice Scalia probably shouldn't answer questions like that - it's not something he should discuss at all if he doesn't want to hear calls for him to recuse himself whenever abortion-related matters come before the Court.


At 3/12/2006 11:38 AM, Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

I hope he isn't losing his zeal with age. I wish his tone wasn't so somber, we are only one vacancy away and thats if Kennedy doesn't see the light.

At 3/12/2006 3:32 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

I just think he's being realistic about the chances of a South Dakota-type abortion ban succeeding before the Court. As is Publius he says "It's too soon." And it's what I'm being when I say likewise.

It's all well and good to hope and pray that the Court will come around to seeing things our way. But we also have to have a strategy for winning. That strategy involves bringing the right case at the right time.

I trust Scalia when he says now is not the right time.


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