Mat Staver is the founder & chairman of Liberty Counsel. Mat is a constitutional attorney with three landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
This morning a landmark decision was handed down from the Supreme Court. With Justice Alito writing the majority opinion and joined by Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett, the court overturned Roe v. Wade as well as the 1992 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Robert P. Casey decision.
In less than 60 minutes following the court’s decision, Missouri, which had a “trigger law” on the books, put its ban on abortion into effect as Attorney General Eric Schmidt, signed such a statement.
Others states have laws on the books that were never repealed when Roe went into effect. So while these laws in those states were put on “temporary” hiatus by Roe, since they were never removed from the books, those are coming back into play due to today’s repealing of Roe.
Mat explained that there are those who want to pass federal legislation that would impose abortion on the states and he also believes we’ll see crazy things from the Biden administration to try and force states to include abortion whether it’s through Medicaid or Medicare. Then there’s also the battle at the state level.
This single news story has many aspects to pay attention to. For example:
- What did Chief Justice Roberts have to say concerning the ruling?
- Will this have a ripple effect on cases such as Lawrence v. Texas (same sex sodomy), the Griswold decision (contraception) or Obergefell (same-sex marriage)?
- You’ll hear statements from Maxine Waters, former President Obama, Planned Parenthood and Nancy Pelosi. You’ll also hear audio from Alexis McGill Johnson (President/CEO of Planned Parenthood) and Congressman Glenn Grothman from Wisconsin’s 6th congressional district.
- What other responses can we expect from pro-abortion advocates?
The hour concluded with questions and comments from listeners.