It’s almost hard to believe how desperate and vicious the Democrats have become in their efforts to go after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Democrats are still spreading salacious and unproven allegations about Kavanaugh, but the Left’s biggest problem with President Donald Trump’s pick is that he’s staunchly pro-life and anti-abortion.
And Kavanaugh came through big time this week when both he and Justice Neil Gorsuch — the other conservative picked by Trump — played a central role in rejecting a huge case.
The Supreme Court rejected to hear a case challenging a Kentucky abortion law from 2017 that requires people seeking the procedure to first undergo an ultrasound where a technician is required to provide a detailed description of what they see.
The decision, issued Monday, means that the Supreme Court leaves intact a 2-1 ruling from the 6th Circuit that the law does not violate doctors’ First Amendment rights to free speech, writing that the information gleaned from an ultrasound was “pertinent” to a woman’s decision-making.
What the ruling means.
The High Court ruled that if a woman is seeking an abortion, they must first undergo an ultrasound and be informed about what the technician saw.
The law in Kentucky, known as the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, requires doctors who perform the ultrasound to describe the images and play the sound of the heartbeat.
Women are legally allowed to look away from the ultrasound screen and ask the doctor to turn off the sounds.
But technicians are required by law to perform the ultrasound, describe it to the woman, and play an audio of the babies heartbeat.
Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest abortion organization in the world, specifically called out Kavanaugh and Gorsuch in their statement condemning the ruling.
“This is the court’s latest action taken against abortion, signaling a troubling road ahead for the fight to preserve abortion access across the country now that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch have joined the bench and just months before oral arguments in a Louisiana abortion case,” the statement said.
As noted by CBS News, another similar case will be heard by the Supreme Court in March — and many believe Kavanaugh and Gorsuch will cast the deciding votes.
Court observers have been closely watching the court, which now includes Republican-confirmed Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, to see whether they’ll take up cases challenging Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Next March, the Supreme Court will devote an entire day to another Louisiana abortion law that would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
It will be the first time the high court will look at abortion regulations since Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh flipped the Supreme Court conservative.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in Oct. 2018 by a vote tally of 50-48.
Kavanaugh was able to survive an all-out smear campaign and has a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court.
And with the Supreme Court gearing up to take on several cases involving abortion — Democrats are ramping up efforts to take him down.