What the Upcoming SCOTUS Vacancy Means for the Pro-Life Movement–PODCAST #128

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [0:50] Steve introduces this episode of the podcast.
  • [2:15] Steve welcomes Shawn Carney and Matt Britton to the podcast.
  • [4:30] Why is the new Supreme Court vacancy so important?
  • [7:45] Matt talks about the influence of Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
  • [12:00] The guys talk about the meaning of liberty in the context of today’s culture.
  • [16:30] How will President Trump respond to this recent vacancy?
  • [22:30] What does it mean that Planned Parenthood is missing a CEO at this moment?
  • [24:30] If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, this is what it’ll look like.
  • [30:00] This is a time to go to work; don’t celebrate just yet!
  • [32:30] There is a huge disconnect between corporate leaders and boots on the ground.
  • [34:00] The long-term effect of the Supreme Court’s NIFLA V. BECERRA decision.
  • [36:00] Living your faith in the public square matters!

What does the recent news about the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy mean for the pro-life movement? Should we get excited and celebrate or do we need to welcome this news with cautious optimism? On this episode of the 40 Days For Life Podcast, you’ll hear from Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen and Matt Britton. In their conversation, the guys break down what this news means, why it’s potentially good news that Justice Kennedy is off the court, how they expect President Trump to fill the vacancy, what it will look like for Roe vs. Wade to be overturned and much more! Don’t miss a minute of this exciting and informative episode!

Why is the new Supreme Court vacancy so important?

This is it, the moment the pro-life moment has been waiting for! With the recent news of Justice Kennedy retiring, there is a real chance that the Supreme Court of the United States moves in a pro-life direction! While there may be some surprises in store, judges are human after all, we can move forward with cautious optimism. For decades, Justice Kennedy has been a huge thorn in the side of pro-life activists. Many cases have been presented to the Court only to see Justice Kennedy side with the liberal justices in favor of abortion. With his retirement, there is real hope for a culture of life to thrive in America once again. To hear more about this recent development from Steve, Shawn, and Matt, make sure to listen to this helpful episode of the 40 Days For Life podcast!

The best predictor of future events is past behavior.

Why should the pro-life movement remain hopeful for President Trump to nominate a conservative judge to Justice Kennedy’s vacancy? After all, Mr. Trump is anything but predictable. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, you’ll hear from Steve, Shawn, and Matt as they explain why it’s more likely than not that President Trump nominates a conservative judge to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. While it’s impossible to predict the future and how President Trump will fill this vacancy, you can look to his nomination and the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch as a sign that President Trump will make good on his promise to nominate a conservative judge to the highest court in the land. For further detail on this topic, make sure to listen to this engaging episode!

What will it look like to have Roe vs. Wade overturned?

Once a pro-life judge fills Justice Kennedy’s vacancy on the Supreme Court, what will happen when Roe vs. Wade is challenged and, hopefully, overturned? Will abortion cease to exist nationwide or will it be eliminated on a state-by-state basis? Join Steve, Shawn, and Matt on this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast to find out what it will look like to have Roe vs. Wade overturned. While many in the pro-life moment are excited about the repeal of Roe vs. Wade, Matt says that people should not be hopeful for a quick and immediate change. It is going to take time for cases to be brought before the Supreme Court and for Roe vs. Wade to be overturned and no longer serve as the law of the land. From there, pro-life friendly states will start to challenge the abortion laws on the books. Get a more detailed explanation of what to expect by listening to Matt’s helpful take on this episode!

The Pro-Life movement shouldn’t celebrate just yet, there is work to be done!

While this recent Supreme Court development is exciting for the pro-life cause, now is not the time to pop the champagne bottles! Too often, people and movements put the cart before the horse and celebrate prematurely. Yes, celebrate the milestones and victories along the way but don’t lose sight of the goal! If you want to see a vibrant culture of life in the United States, you’ve got to be willing to buckle in for the long haul. Stay vigilant and remain engaged; you have no idea what is around the corner. To keep up to date on all your pro-life related news, make sure to subscribe to the 40 Days for Life Podcast!

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