On Wednesday morning in the Rose Garden of the White House, President Barack Obama announced that he would be nominating federal Judge Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Even setting aside the election year complications of this nomination to the highest court, conservatives would be hard-pressed to offer up their support for the moderate Garland, seeing as how he has ruled against the Second Amendment in the past.
But Garland’s positions on a variety of social issues remain unclear as well, despite his sitting on a federal bench in D.C. since being appointed during the Clinton administration.
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) March 16, 2016
Via Life News
After President Barack Obama’s nomination of liberal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to replace pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, the CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business was spotted entering the White House.
The picture prompts speculation as to what kind of help Planned Parenthood will give the Obama administration in attempting to get another abortion-supporting judge on the nation’s highest court. A reporter or Politico took a photo of Richards entering the West Wing. Richards is on the right side of the picture in short blonde hair walking along with someone who is presumably another Planned Parenthood official.
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) March 16, 2016
Pro-life advocates responded to the image saying it confirms Garland is pro-abortion and not appropriate for the Supreme Court.
Top pro-life groups told LifeNews.com that nothing has changed since Scalia’s passing in terms of their opposition to a vote on any Obama Supreme Court nominee. They say anyone Obama nominates for the Supreme Court will vote to uphold abortion on demand, ergo they will oppose a vote on Garland’s nomination.
Leading pro-life advocates agree the Senate should not vote on Scalia’s replacement until after a new president has been selected.
Garland has praised the author of Roe v. Wade and said his court paper are “the greatest gift to the country.”