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Pushing to Overturn Roe v. Wade Would Be a 'Big Mistake'
Sat Jul 7, 2018 10:07pm

Tomi Lahren: Pushing to Overturn Roe v. Wade Would Be a 'Big Mistake'

I’m going to say something some of my fellow conservatives and Trump supporters may not like. But I must be true to my beliefs, whatever the party line.

Time now, for my Final Thoughts.

Pressing for a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a big mistake.

Yes, the new high court vacancy is a huge opportunity for conservative values and principles, I get it. And I understand the passion behind the pro-life movement.

But to use conservatives’ new-found power and pull to challenge a decision that -- according to a new Quinnipiac poll -- most Americans support, would be a mistake.

This president is winning for the American people on the economy, foreign policy, and tax reform. These are areas that benefit ALL Americans, regardless of religion or social beliefs.

If we continue to focus on those things - and immigration - we’ll sail into 2020 with all three government branches in our control. That’s how we get things done for the American people. That’s how we win.

Let’s go after sanctuary cities, and push for voter ID laws. We lose when we start messing with social issues.

Consider this: When Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch got to his confirmation hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was grilled on the so-called “Trump litmus test” on abortion. He responded by telling Sen. Lindsey Graham he would have “walked out the door” if Trump had asked him to overturn Roe.

Even if conservatives decide to go for the Roe v. Wade jugular, it’s unlikely to succeed. Legal tradition makes it harder to overturn a past decision - unless there are strong grounds for doing so.

And a departure from precedent like Roe - which has since been upheld by other cases - is even harder to come by. During his hearing, Justice Gorsuch made a point of noting the decision had already been reaffirmed several times.

Do we really want to fight for this, alienate Democrats, moderates, and libertarians, all to lose in the end anyway? That’s a risk I don’t think is worth taking.

I’m saying this as someone who would personally choose life, but also feels it’s not the government’s place to dictate. This isn’t a black and white issue and I would never judge anyone in that position.

I believe the way to encourage someone to choose life is to treat her with compassion, understanding and love, not government regulation.

Let’s be honest - the federal government does few things well, and I believe regulating social issues is an area where it fails. Let the churches, the non-profits, and the community groups step in, not almighty Uncle Sam.

Those are my Final Thoughts. Feel free to disagree. From LA, God Bless and take care.

Lahren makes a good point. Does it make any sense to gamble huge sums of political capital in this age of pragmatism over principles?

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