Q&A Friday #7: Could Roe v. Wade Be Overturned?
Question: “Putting any ideology aside, do you honestly believe that Roe v. Wade will ever be overturned?” — Schroman2002
Answer: My opinion on Roe v. Wade mirrors that of Robert Bork who says that,
“Roe v. Wade…was a radical deformation of the Constitution. The Constitution has nothing to say about abortion, leaving it, like most subjects, to the judgment and moral sense of the American people and their elected representatives.”
So if Bush gets an opportunity to replace say Sandra Day O’Connor or John Paul Stevens with a couple of conservative judges who believe in sticking to the Constitution, it’s entirely possible that they could team up with Thomas, Scalia, and Rehnquist to overturn Roe v. Wade.
But do keep in mind that even if Roe v. Wade were overturned, all that would do is kick the abortion issue back to the states where it belongs.