Elections Have Consequences

Regardless of which side of the abortion issue any American stands on, SCOTUS conservative jurists have managed to rewrite history.

The ruling reportedly signals a new battle at the polls for future elections. Republicans have won only eight of the last 14 presidential elections and two of those presidents did not win the popular vote, so the president has seemed like more or less a toss-up since the debacle of the Lyndon Johnson presidency.

However, luck simply fell in favor of the Republicans; from the election of Richard Nixon through to the start of the Bill Clinton era, Republicans have seated ten consecutive justices.

There were four by Nixon, one by Ford, three by Reagan, and two by George H. W. Bush. Jimmy Carter is the only recent president who did fill a Supreme Court vacancy. With the assistance of a conservative Senate, Donald Trump served only one term, yet got three seats.

Take a look and read some of the following reports from a few of the top journalism organizations:

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion https://apnews.com/article/abortion-supreme-court-decision-854f60302f21…

Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade

President Biden called the Supreme Court’s decision a “tragic error” and implored voters to elect candidates in November who will support abortion rights and broader rights to privacy. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/24/supreme-court-ruling…

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, curtailing abortion rights https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-supreme-court-overturns-abortion-ri…

What does overturning Roe mean? 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/24/what-does-overt…