President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat, Neil Gorsuch, faced the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. During questioning from the committee, Gorsuch was immediately asked about Roe v Wade. Gorsuch stated the current ruling on legalized abortion under the Supreme Court is precedent stating that the case has been reaffirmed “many times.”
“Roe v. Wade, decided in 1973, is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court, it has been reaffirmed and all of the other factors that go into analyzing precedent have to be considered. A good judge will consider it as precedent of the United States Supreme Court, worthy as treatment of precedent like any other.”
Senator Diane Feinstein, pressed Gorsuch further on the topic. Stating that President Trump promised he would appoint someone who would overturn Roe v Wade. Gorsuch responded “Once a case is settled, that adds to the determinacy of the law. What was once a hotly-contested issue is no longer a hotly-contested issue. We move forward.”
Gorsuch testified that President Trump never asked him to overturn Roe v Wade. Stating that he would have walked out of his interview with the president, had that been the case.
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(H/t Fox News)