Justice Scalia Defends Faith on CNN
Ben Johnson : Jul 25, 2012 : LifeSiteNews
Piers Morgan tries to rattle the Supreme Court Justice, but fails.
(Washington, DC)—Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defended his faith in the Constitution and the Catholic Church in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, recently.
Scalia faced probing questions about how a pro-life Catholic could adhere to the U.S. Constitution during a prerecorded interview on Piers Morgan Tonight. The justice stated a woman's inviolable right to have abortion "is simply not in the Constitution."
The British-born Morgan pursued the strict constructionist justice about abortion over the course of a series of questions.
"I wouldn't say violently," the justice said placidly. "I'm a peaceful man. You mean adamantly opposed."
Scalia said the case was badly decided, because "the Constitution says nothing about" abortion.
"My view is that regardless of whether you think prohibiting abortion is good or whether you think prohibiting abortion is bad—regardless of how you come out on that—my only point is the Constitution does not say anything about it," Scalia stated. "It leaves it up to democratic choice. Some states prohibited it and some states didn't. What Roe v. Wade said was that no state can prohibit it."
He added the theory of substantive due process, which influenced the opinion, is "simply a lie."
Piers Morgan went on to question whether Scalia's faith improperly influenced his interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
"Clearly, as a conservative Catholic, you're going to be fundamentally against abortion," he noted. "How do you, as a conservative Catholic, how do you not bring your personal sense of what is right and wrong to that kind of decision?"
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