The Supreme Court is facing a turning point.
And nothing could ever be the same again.
That’s because Clarence Thomas announced a decision that has everyone on edge.
The Supreme Court has spent years avoiding abortion-related questions.
Justice Anthony Kennedy served as the swing vote and authored the horrendous 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision that affirmed the Roe v. Wade tragedy.
But the Supreme Court faced two abortion-related cases this term.
Both are laws in Indiana that limit abortion.
One case involved an Indiana law that mandated burials or cremation for babies killed in abortion mills.
The second law banned race and gender-selective abortions.
Judges on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals out of Chicago blocked both laws.
The Supreme Court finally stepped in.
The Justices reversed the Seventh Circuit’s ruling and allowed the Indiana law on burying the remains of babies to go into effect.
But more controversially, the Supreme Court allowed the Seventh Circuit’s decision on blocking Indiana’s ban on gender and race-selective abortions to stand because no other court had issued a differing opinion.
The Supreme Court typically weighs in when two different courts opinions come into conflict.
“Our opinion likewise expresses no view on the merits of the second question presented, i.e., whether Indiana may prohibit the knowing provision of sex-, race-, and disability selective abortions by abortion providers. Only the Seventh Circuit has thus far addressed this kind of law. We follow our ordinary practice of denying petitions insofar as they raise legal issues that have not been considered by additional Courts of Appeals. See this Court’s Rule 10,” the court wrote in an unsigned opinion.
However, that was not the final word on the issue.
Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion where he stated that, while he agreed with the decision to punt on the case, that the Supreme Court must revisit this issue.
Thomas ripped Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger – and the abortion industry as a whole – as eugenicists determined to wipe out “impure” gene pools from the human race.
“Eight decades after Sanger’s “Negro Project,” abortion in the United States is also marked by a considerable racial disparity. The reported nationwide abortion ratio— the number of abortions per 1,000 live births—among black women is nearly 3.5 times the ratio for white women,” Thomas wrote.
Thomas noted that the Supreme Court aggressively protects civil rights on the basis of race or gender and that the right should fall under that umbrella.
Justice Thomas argued that these circumstances demanded the court address this issue – and soon.
“Although the Court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid them forever. Having created the constitutional right to an abortion, this Court is dutybound to address its scope,” Thomas concluded.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.