There were many seen and unseen forces that contributed to the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, but a large part of the credit for the U.S. Supreme Court finally overruling Roe v. Wade goes to former President Donald Trump for nominating solid justices who could see an “egregiously wrong” decision as something that desperately needed to be undone.
Without Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett who, despite facing an intense intimidation campaign from openly violent leftists, stood behind the judicial belief that there is no constitutional right to abortion, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas wouldn’t have had the backup they needed to overturn 50 years of an “exceptionally weak” ruling that had “damaging consequences” on Americans for years.
They certainly wouldn’t have received much help from Chief Justice John Roberts, George W. Bush’s pick for the court.
As a matter of fact, even though he didn’t side with the dissent, Roberts refused to join the court’s majority opinion. In return, he was pummeled by Alito for doing “exactly what it criticizes Roe for doing: pulling ‘out of thin air’ a test that ‘[n]o party or amicus asked the Court to adopt.’”
“The concurrence would ‘leave for another day whether to reject any right to an abortion at all,’ and would hold only that if the Constitution protects any such right, the right ends once women have had ‘a reasonable opportunity’ to obtain an abortion,” Alito wrote. “The concurrence does not specify what period of time is sufficient to provide such an opportunity, but it would hold that 15 weeks, the period allowed under Mississippi’s law, is enough—at least “absent rare circumstances. There are serious problems with this approach, and it is revealing that nothing like it was recommended by either party.”
Not even Alito was Bush’s top choice for the court.
Leftists understood the threat that Trump’s nomination power posed to their abortion regime. After all, he predicted that if he added another two or three justices to the court, Roe would be overturned “automatically.”
“And that will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court,” he said during a 2016 debate.
That’s why the left tried to stonewall, bully, and tarnish Trump’s picks for the highest court in the land.
Their opposition campaign began with Gorsuch. It quickly escalated when Democrats, along with the corrupt corporate media, launched a weeks-long smear campaign against Kavanaugh. By the time Barrett came along, the leftists in Congress and the media had their vilification tactics down pat.
At the end of Trump’s judicial saga, leftists had waged a full-blown war on the Supreme Court. When things didn’t go their way, they called for court-packing. By the time the Dobbs opinion was leaked in May, they landed on completely destroying and undermining the court’s integrity.
Without Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, the court might have caved to pressure to appease the masses. After all, the court chief Roberts did change his mind on Obamacare in 2012 to satiate his fears over potential pushback.
But because Trump and his Republican backing fought to put solid picks on the court, the justices stood firm and gave their final word on Roe.
Even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, albeit, in a twisted, pro-abortion rhetoric kind of way, recognized Trump was somewhat responsible for the landmark decision.
“Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, the Republican Party, [and] their supermajority in the Supreme Court, American women today have less freedom than their mothers,” Pelosi said in a press conference on Friday.
Under Roberts, the NeverTrumpers who suddenly want to claim credit for the legal victory they long opposed the Trump-forged path to, and a Hillary Clinton-led regime aided by a Supreme Court filled with activist justices, Roe would still be cursing states and permitting the butchering of millions of unborn babies.
Under Trump, states are allowed to ban the killing of unborn babies completely. As a matter of fact, many of them have already started to preserve life in the womb.
“This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago,” Trump told Fox News on Friday after the ruling was released.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.