McCain on Choice: Anti-Choice US Supreme Court Nominees
The Supreme Court, the highest judicial body in the United States is the highest form of office in the United States (besides the president) when it comes to putting legislatures into effect that the US people must live their lives by. When nominating people into the US Supreme Court, it is crucial to put people in office who are going to treat their jobs with respect and on a basis of what is good for the people.
Senator John McCain voted in favor of four anti-choice US Supreme Court nominees. Women’s right to choose is under attack. In 2007, Roe experienced a very hard year with 11 different bans on abortion being introduced to states legislatures and anti-choice initiatives being fought to appear on state ballots. With anti-choice people in the Supreme Court, we are only looking at harder times for Roe. We are looking at the agenda of anti-choice as a whole and the looming threat of women’s rights as we know them.
The people sworn into the US Supreme Court hold their position for life, so what we are looking at is swearing pro-life people into our Supreme Court who will base their control over our laws on personal opinions, religious beliefs and their anti-choice agenda before all else.
On May 3, 2007 during the Republican debate, John McCain said:
“I’m proud that we have Justice Alito and Roberts on the United States Supreme Court. I’m very proud to have played a very small role in making that happen.”
We must stand up for our rights as humans, the right that women were given to choose and have control over their own bodies and reproductive systems and tell John McCain that while his strict anti-choice agenda is apparent, we will not go back to the time before 1973. We will not go back to unsafe, back alley abortions and clothes hangers. We will not go back to the time when women had no rights over their own bodies and we refuse to let him, a man who is considered a senior citizen at his 71 years of age and has and will never be pregnant or have to make the personal and very difficult decision of whether to have an abortion, push his anti-choice agenda on the people of the United States.