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Time to put pressure on Congress over abortion

Since the Supreme Court handed down the “Roe v. Wade” decision in 1973, there have been nearly 42 million abortions. This slaughter of human life must be stopped. Congress has the most potent power to effect the repeal of “Roe v. Wade” under Article 3, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. That section grants to the Supreme Court powers of “appellate jurisdiction … with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.”

Congress has power to control the entire jurisdiction of the lower federal courts and the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. While Congress has not used this power since the Civil War period, it is clear that Article III, Section 2, means what it says.

Now that the new Congress is convening, pressure needs to be brought upon Congress to eliminate the Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction in all abortion cases. Passage of this simple law would accomplish the greatly desired goal of the pro-life movement to nullify the effect of “Roe v. Wade.”

Ruth Gessert

Grass Valley

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