In elections in odd years, such as the one being held Tuesday, November 7, 2017, we choose Judicial and Municipal office holders. These elections are often referred to as “off-year elections” and have significantly less attention paid to them than elections for the State legislature, Congress, and President in even numbered years. However, it is extremely important to vote for judges who are strict constitutionalists, who will follow the Constitution, rather than legislating from the bench.
There is no better example of legislating from the bench than the deadly and incorrect decision in Roe v. Wade. In this case, seven Supreme Court justices improperly determined that a woman has a constitutional “right to privacy,” even though that right is not found anywhere in the Constitution. Their decision to make a law from the bench has led to the abortion of almost 60 million babies since that bloody decision in 1973.
Ultimately, the goal of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation is to make abortion, infanticide and euthanasia not just illegal, but unthinkable. The first step in that process is getting state and federal courts, and ultimately the Supreme Court, to respect the sanctity of human life by overturning Roe v. Wade. To do that, we need to support judicial candidates who will strictly interpret the Constitution and not legislate from the bench. The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation encourages all pro-life advocates to make sure they vote on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, and remind their fellow pro-lifers to do the same.