While Democrats wanted to fight over whether men can get pregnant in today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “A Post-Roe America: The Legal Consequences of the Dobbs Decision,” Republicans focused on the importance of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and how it restores the democratic process.
Testifying before the Committee was Denise Harle, Senior Counsel aand Director of the Center for Life with Alliance Defending Freedom. Taking the subject matter of the hearing seriously, Mrs. Harle went in depth to explain the profound and important legal consequences of the Dobbs decision and what it means for women and unborn children going forward:
The Dobbs decision provides tremendous hope for women and their unborn children across this country. For the first time in half a century, the people––through their elected representatives––have legal authority to fully affirm the dignity of women and protect unborn babies. The Supreme Court was correct to overrule its egregious decision in Roe v. Wade, where seven male justices insulted women’s dignity by saying that motherhood “forced” on us “a distressful life and future.”
"I join with millions of mothers nationwide in saying that the ruling in Roe was a shameful, dehumanizing, and false characterization of the role that women and mothers hold in our society." - ADF Senior Counsel Denise Harle#LifeIsAHumanRight #RoevWade pic.twitter.com/zSvLsGAnxa— Alliance Defending Freedom (@ADFLegal) July 12, 2022
Mrs. Harle also took time to expose the faulty logic of the Roe v. Wade decision and how the Supreme Court finally got it right in Dobbs by holding that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion:
Dobbs was also a victory for our Constitution. As the decision explains, nothing in the Constitution’s text, structure, or history supports a so-called right to abortion. Even constitutional law scholars who are pro-abortion have admitted this. Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe said Roe was a “verbal smokescreen” and that “the substantive judgment on which it rests is nowhere to be found.” And the late pro-abortion icon Justice Ginsburg criticized Roe as a “heavy-handed judicial intervention” that was “difficult to justify.” And, legally, scientifically, morally, it was.
But while the Conservative witnesses provided important and relevant information to the Committee, the Democrats’ witnesses were too focused on arguing whether men can get pregnant. Worse yet, these witnesses were wholly unable to affirm the life and dignity of a viable, ready-to-be-delivered, unborn child.
The Democrats say what they really think: men can get pregnant and if you disagree, you are “transphobic” and responsible for violence pic.twitter.com/44CeIi5WvT— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 12, 2022
SEN. @JohnCornyn: "Do you think that a baby that is not yet born has value?"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 12, 2022
DEMOCRAT PRO-ABORTION WITNESS: "I believe that a person with a capacity for pregnancy has value."
CORNYN: "You're not answering"
WITNESS: "I'm answering a more interesting question to me" pic.twitter.com/J7BIRa8sWe
The RNLA applauds the conservative witnesses who testified during today’s hearing. The right to life is the backbone of our great nation. As Mrs. Herle concluded:
The American people understand that you have no rights if you don’t have the right to life. That is a principle that our nation was founded upon, and every human being from its earliest existence has its own DNA and has a future, if we don’t extinguish it. That is a human right. It is the value that goes back to the founding of our nation even at common law and all the way up to 1973 when those life-affirming laws in 46 were turned on their heads by the Supreme Court.
ADF Senior Counsel Denise Harle tells the Senate Judiciary Committee:— Alliance Defending Freedom (@ADFLegal) July 12, 2022
"You have no rights if you don't have the right to life. That is a principle that our nation was founded on." #LifeIsAHumanRight #RoevWade pic.twitter.com/GIHhdxtSIR