Commentary: Time to Credit Donald Trump for Overturning Roe

by Melissa Mackenzie


To the Never Trump people: Elections matter. Here’s a link to the ruling.

Because Donald J. Trump was president and because he had the courage to stick with solidly conservative jurists and because he, unlike Never Trumpers, knows how to hold the line, abortion now goes back to the people to decide. Here’s how the 6-3 decision concludes:

We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority… We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.

Imagine what four more years could have achieved with more judges appointed by Trump. But no.

I never thought that Roe would be overturned. Didn’t dare to dream that it was possible. I certainly didn’t think a donor to Democrats like Donald Trump would be the man to make it happen. Yet, here we are.

Not only does Donald Trump deserve credit, and, of course, the courage of the six conservative justices who will no doubt be hunted for the rest of their lives, but the individual activists who persisted, and will continue to persist, for 50 years to get this terrible ruling undone. The people who pray outside abortion clinics deserve credit. The activists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s heinous actions like selling baby parts deserve credit. The women and men who donate and work at pregnancy assistance centers deserve credit. The marchers deserve credit. Patiently, these people have chipped away at a legal ruling that kills babies and souls.

What a day to rejoice! What a day to remember!

And to those who sought a perfect vessel for perfect policy, remember, politics is about wielding power and creating policy to wield that power. Sitting on a perch waiting for the perfect politician to achieve policies is a fool’s errand. All politicians are flawed, some more than others, and yet, a flawed politician can achieve good outcomes with courage.

How many babies would have died with Hillary Clinton as president of the United States? How many lives lost? How much more solidly would the evil of abortion have been rooted into the fabric of America had Democrats had the power and money to make it so federally? (READ MORE: The Collapse of Roe v. Wade)

For those who would have preferred that to an imperfect politician doing the most righteous thing since Lincoln ended slavery? Recheck your priorities.

Roe v. Wade is overturned. Millions of babies will be born that would have been murdered. Millions of mothers will now live with joy instead of regret. Millions of fathers will take responsibility. Out of this wellspring of babies new innovations and art will come from the strength of their genius.

It’s a good day. Give Trump the credit he deserves.

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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and two diva rescue cats. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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Appeared at and reprinted from The American Spectator

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