Judges And The Respect For Life

It is politically correct to say that there should be no “litmus tests” for Supreme Court nominees. Of course, judges have to judge impartially, based on the Constitution and the plain meaning of the laws. However, there are ethical and philosophical boundaries which we must insist that judges observe. Recognizing and respecting the right to life is one such boundary. Any nominee must be able to do this, because to fail to respect life is to fail to understand the very purpose of courts, laws, constitutions, and governments. Being a judge does not mean thinking in a vacuum. This republic was founded on the declaration that God gives us the right to life and that government exists to secure that right. There is no room for neutrality on something so basic.

–Fr. Frank

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