As I wrote about at the time, Republican Senator Susan Collins, in her much ballyhooed speech from the Senate floor in favor of Bret Kavanuagh's nomination to the Supreme Court, assured all her fellow prochoice advocates that they had nothing to fear from Republican presidents' Supreme Court picks. Granted, Collins admitted, they always promise to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade. However, Collins went on to publicly and candidly confess, it's always a false promise, one made simply to snooker voters, especially easily snooker evangelicals, into voting for Republican presidential candidates. Senator Collins even provided, as proof of her pudding, the fact that the Supreme Court has upheld Roe v. Wade in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a case in which the majority opinion was written by three justices nominated to the court by Republican presidents.
Perhaps, there is no greater proof of the total depravity of today's America than the fact that Planned Parenthood, a diabolical organization that not only kills unborn children, but also markets their body parts for profit, has escaped prosecution in our courts, as well as defunding of our hard-earned tax dollars by our federal government. Unlike lily-livered politicians in Washington D.C., some state legislatures have stoutheartedly stepped up to the plate to do the right thing, to stop the picking of taxpayer's pockets to line the coffers of Planned Parenthood. But, as one would expect, in today's America, a country increasingly finding itself under the iron fist of judicial despotism, these state legislatures, both the people and their representatives, have been overruled and overturned by a handful of judicial despots.
Two state legislatures, Louisiana and Kansas, have appealed their case to defund Planned Parenthood all the way to the Supreme Court, which decided yesterday, not even to hear their appeal. Of course, this upholds the lower court's overruling of the voices and votes of the people of these two states, not to mention, keeps the bloodstained hands of Planned Parenthood in the pockets of every Louisianan and Kansan.
The vote to hear an appeal from a lower court does not require a majority of the Supreme Court, but only the consent of four of its justices. Yesterday's vote was six to three against hearing the appeal. Guess who cast the deciding vote. You guessed it, Bret Kavanaugh! Isn't it a sad day in America when a moderate, prochoice senator from Maine has figured out what America's evangelicals can't understand to save their lives, or, perhaps, I should say the lives of unborn children!