“The end of liberalism?”
That was the rallying cry of the pro-life movement, and of the Trump administration, as it seeks to repeal Roe v.
Wade, defund Planned Parenthood, and impose a nationwide health-care system that is unaffordable and unworkable.
And now, as the White House looks to undo the landmark legislation that enshrined Roe v., a move that would mean more than a dozen million Americans would lose access to abortion services, many of them in the most vulnerable places in the country.
This is the end of liberalism, said former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
But in a country that has been gripped by fear and paranoia since the rise of Trump, it may be a bit premature to say that the end is nigh.
Here, in this special edition of National Review, I take a look at what the Trump presidency has wrought on the country, including the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and the challenges to its anti-choice agenda and its embrace of the Republican Party’s political establishment.
Here’s what you need to know.
*Trump Administration to Repeal Roe v Wade: The End of Liberals?
By Matthew Continetti, The Weekly Standard, December 13, 2018: [Trump] wants to gut the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v.- Wade, and to do it by overturning a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the ban on partial-birth abortions.
If he succeeds, he could take away nearly all federal funding for abortion, which is now legal in about half the states.
If Roe v.– Wade is overturned, Trump could end up making abortions illegal in almost every state.
He could even turn over the power to prosecute abortion cases to state prosecutors.
In a stunning reversal, the court is giving Trump a chance to take advantage of the legal precedent it has drawn in the case of Roe vii.
And that precedent, the high court has said, is not binding on states.
The Court also has said that the right to abortion is “a fundamental liberty.”
So while Roe v- Wade is a landmark decision, it could be overturned at any time, Trump and his allies say.
And there is little doubt that the Trump Administration would go ahead and do so.
In its statement opposing the Supreme court’s ruling, the White Senate said that “Trump has repeatedly expressed his intention to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood and his desire to eliminate federal support for abortion.
In his presidential campaign, Trump pledged to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding to any health organization that performs abortions.
He has also promised to repeal Medicaid expansion.
As president, Trump has also signaled his desire for a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to abortion.
He recently said that Planned Parenthood is ‘a great organization’ that ‘should be able to operate anywhere, anytime.’
But, if Trump were to try to gut Roe v– Wade, it would be a dangerous precedent that could be used by other federal agencies to undermine state autonomy.
The Trump administration could also try to use the Roe viii.
case, which holds that states have the right “to prohibit the provision of abortion care,” as a basis for rescinding federal funding.
But the justices have ruled that states cannot prohibit abortion care, so states cannot have a say on abortion.
And the Trump-led Senate has not yet confirmed any judge to the court.
Trump’s allies are already calling for him to overturn Roe v..
Wade, which has been upheld by a growing number of federal courts.
But they have been unable to find anyone to join them.
And, in the end, it’s not going to be easy to reverse Roe v…
Wade, said James Bopp, president of the conservative Family Research Council, which supports abortion rights.
The president could also use Roe v-.
Wade as a pretext to undo Obama-era restrictions on abortion access.
And while he has made clear that he is pro-choice, Trump can still undo Obama’s 2015 policy of protecting abortion providers who perform abortions from prosecution.
But that would be very difficult, said Bopp.
*The End Of Liberalism? “
It’s not an easy case to make,” he added.
*The End Of Liberalism?
by Matthew Continett, The Washington Times, December 12, 2018 “The Trump administration is planning to end funding for abortions in nearly every state and in at least six states, according to a government official familiar with the plans.
In addition, the administration is considering overturning federal protections for providers of abortions, including some state laws, including in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri,