On January 22nd, a statement from President Biden and Vice President Harris was issued:
Today marks the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade.
In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack. We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care— including reproductive health care — regardless of income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status.
The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe…
Read the full statement here.
What does this portend? What is the meaning of codify? Well, Roe v. Wade is just a court ruling. It can be changed by SCOTUS at any time. But if it were put into legislation— codified, then it could only be reversed if found to be unconstitutional. And if codified by Federal legislation, it would preempt state law, according to Article VI of the Constitution.
So, it’s time for the Supreme Court to hear a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade! Four of the nine Justices are needed to grant a Petition for Certiorari to start the process. We believe we have the votes! Which case under current litigation would be a perfect one to prevent codification of Roe v. Wade and return the question to the states? Ky could supply several.
The Roe v. Wade decision was written in a time before ultrasounds were widely used in obstetrics. Today the ultrasound between weeks 6 and 9 checks the heartbeat and development of the fetus. For some time now, even open heart surgery can be performed on a pre-born baby! With such clear views to the womb, it’s time to overturn Roe v. Wade.