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Is Justice Kennedy “Ready to Overturn Roe”?

Robin Marty

According to one "Right to Life" group, a former clerk of Justice Kennedy said he's ready to overturn Roe V. Wade.

Both pro-choice and anti-abortion advocates have been speculating what would happen if one of these new, unconstitutional abortion laws finally gets challenged and makes to to the Supreme court. 

Earlier, I linked to a pro-life activist lawyer who said that the court would be unlikely to reverse Roe V. Wade.  But today another activist rebutted his theory, and dropped an interesting tidbit in the process.

Via the Grand Forks Herald:

Linton argues that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy never will vote in favor of overturning Roe. But in 1989 in the Webster v Reproductive Health Services, Kennedy wrote, “There is also no reason why the State’s compelling interest in protecting potential human life should not extend throughout pregnancy rather than coming into existence only at the point of viability. Thus, the Roe trimester framework should be abandoned.”

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Dan Becker, president of Georgia Right to Life, states in a new book that Randy Beck, former law clerk for Kennedy, visited their office and urged them to pass an abortion ban, as he believes that Kennedy is ready to overturn Roe.

So a former clerk of a Supreme Court Justice is visiting Right to Life groups and encouraging them to work on bans?  And the clerk allegedly is stating that Kennedy wants a chance to overturn the law?

I am skeptical, but also a little frightened, too,

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