Clarke D. Forsythe

Clarke is acting president and senior counsel at Americans United for Life Action and author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade (Encounter Books 2013).

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Six factors in overturning Roe v. Wade

Abortion | What’s at stake for the pro-life movement in the 2016 election … and elections after that
by Clarke D. Forsythe
Posted 10/22/16, 08:47 am

The 2016 election reminds us, like no election since 1968 (when Richard Nixon was elected and named four justices), that the Supreme Court rests on politics and political victories. The U.S. Constitution establishes that the Supreme Court is made up of justices who are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, who are elected. Changing Roe v. Wade or other destructive Supreme Court decisions, therefore, rests unavoidably on political victories that can change the justices.

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