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US Supreme Court, Including Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Refuses Cases to Defund Planned Parenthood; Three Justices Were Willing

Calvin Freiburger : Dec 10, 2018 :

"So what explains the Court's refusal to do its job here? I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named 'Planned Parenthood.' Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty..." -Justice Clarence Thomas

[] The United States Supreme Court will not hear Kansas and Louisiana's appeals defending their efforts to cut off Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood, effectively forcing taxpayer funding of abortion to continue and signaling similar pro-life efforts in other states will fail. (Photo: Creative Commons-Pixabay)

Both states tried to disqualify the abortion giant from the program in response to the 2015 revelation that the organization was harvesting and selling the organs of aborted babies, but have been tied up in court by pro-abortion lawsuits. The Supreme Court was their last recourse, but on Monday the justices declined to take up the case, Reuters reports.

It only takes the votes of four justices to hear a case, which most assumed would be a given with President Donald Trump having appointed two new justices to form what has widely been called a 5-4 conservative majority. But only Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Trump's first nominee Neil Gorsuch voted to take the case.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Trump's second nominee Brett Kavanaugh "likely have serious objections" to how the case has been handled so far, CNN Supreme Court analyst Steve Vladeck surmised. "But such votes seem to be a signal that they would rather avoid contentious, high-profile disputes for now, at least where possible"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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