The Supreme Court of the United States does not yet appear ready to dip its toes into the waters when it comes to recent highly controversial abortion laws.
After the court rejected the Alabama abortion case, Justice Thomas announced that he is eagerly awaiting the day that he has the opportunity to vote to reverse the Roe v. Wade decision that started this whole tragic state of events in our country.
The Conservative View
Abortion has long been on the mind of Justice Thomas. He is foaming at the mouth for an opportunity to shred Roe v. Wade but that time is not now.
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that would have challenged a lower court ruling that struck down a piece of legislation from 2016.
It is worth noting that particular piece of legislation is not nearly as extreme as the current laws recently passed in several red states that all but ban abortion.
While Thomas actually agreed this is not a matter to put before the Supreme Court just yet, he firmly believes that day will come soon.
Thomas stated, “The notion that anything in the Constitution prevents states from passing laws prohibiting the dismembering of a living child is implausible.”
Biding Their Time
While it is very clear where Justice Thomas stands on this issue, where the rest of the conservative members of the court stand is not so concrete. Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have both split from the conservative vote on several occasions.
Chief Justice Roberts has also become somewhat of a political activist for liberals lately, regularly agreeing with what most would deem to be a liberal argument on cases that fall on ideological lines.
All three of these justices seem hell-bent on ensuring liberals cannot make a case that this particular court is biased towards a conservative viewpoint.
For that very reason, even Justice Thomas will put off hearing cases such as the Alabama case for as long as possible in the hopes of getting more conservative judges on the bench.
For now, Roe v. Wade will have to wait but make no mistake about it, if Thomas ever gets his chance, he will shred the decision in a heartbeat.