Justice Clarence Thomas has been a reliable Constitutional conservative on the Supreme Court for 30 years, but he has been known for his silence on the bench.
100 Percent Fed Up - Before Justice Scalia's death, Thomas went 10 years without asking a question during proceedings. This week, Thomas broke his usual silence to ask a question that has pro-abortion activists livid.
" Does a mother have a right to ingest drugs and harm a pre-viable baby? Can the state bring child neglect charges against the mother? " he asked. The Supreme Court is currently reviewing a Mississippi law that would ban nearly all abortions after 15 weeks. The attorney representing Jackson Women's Health Organization, the organization attempting to overturn the law, had this to say:
"That's not what this case is about, but a woman has a right to make choices about her body."
Clarence has expressed his frustration with the court's refusal to take up abortion cases in the past. In 2019, he wrote a scathing opinion about the court's refusal to hear an Alabama case banning gruesome dismemberment abortions. "The notion that anything in the Constitution prevents States from passing laws prohibiting the dismembering of a living child is implausible," Thomas wrote.
"This case serves as a stark reminder that our abortion jurisprudence has spiraled out of control," he further wrote.
Thomas has long been a target of liberal pro-abortion activists, as he is one of the most outspoken pro-life justices to ever sit on the bench.
If the Supreme Court were to uphold Mississippi's ban on abortions after 15 weeks, it would lead to abortion bans across the country. The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute estimates that 26 states would impose further restrictions on abortion or outright bans. It's no wonder the left is terrified of Justice Thomas.
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