It only took minutes before abortion supports trounced on the tragic loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who ruled in favor of pro-life laws.
Saturday, CNN reported the unexpected death of the Conservative justice:
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday…Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. A government official said Scalia went to bed Friday night and told friends he wasn’t feeling well. He didn’t get up for breakfast on Saturday morning, and the group he was with for a hunting trip left without him.
Scalia was named to the high court in 1986 by then President Ronald Reagan and he took his seat September 26, 1986.
2016 Presidential GOP candidate, Senator Marco Rubio responded by tweeting, “Justice Scalia will go down as one of the great Justices in the history of this republic.”
While Donald Trump’s message read, “The totally unexpected loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a massive setback for the Conservative movement and our COUNTRY!”
But, within minutes of the announcement of the Conservative pro-life Justice’s death, abortion supporters took to Twitter to call for donations for abortion groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood in Scalia’a name:
Justice Scalia’s death comes on the heels of one of the country’s first major abortion case in 10 years, reports Politico:
The court next month will hear the most significant abortion case since 1992, when the justices ruled states could legally impose restrictions on abortion that did not put an “undue burden” on access to the procedure. This term’s abortion case, which centers on restrictions Texas placed on providers and clinics, will again test how far states can go to limit abortion.
The court is expected to be divided along familiar partisan lines, with Justice Anthony Kennedy serving as a possible swing vote. A 4-4 decision in the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, would leave in place a lower court ruling that upheld the restrictions on clinics.
Pro-lifers know that an Obama nominee would most likely tilt the Court in the wroing direction for years to come.
In response to the news, 2016 presidential candidate and staunch pro-life advocate Senator Ted Cruz called for Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court to be named by the next president, tweeting:
“Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, and the nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement.”
Hillary Clinton, a radical abortion supporter disagreed and tweeted a statement calling the idea a “dishonor to the Constitution.”
After Scalia’s passing in Texas, Governor Greg Abbot, released a statement calling the former SCOTUS Justice a “unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law:”
“Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution. His fierce loyalty to the Constitution set an unmatched example, not just for judges and lawyers, but for all Americans. We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”