The End of Roe v. Wade? Planned Parenthood and Pro-Life Groups React to Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

By Townhall. Following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, abortion advocates and pro-life groups are emphasizing that a pro-life Trump appointee could mean the end of Roe v. Wade.

Justice Kennedy has long been considered the swing vote on the court with four conservative and four liberal justices. If President Trump chooses another conservative, pro-life justice from his promised list, then that could bring about a major change in the court’s decision-making when it comes to abortion access.

Planned Parenthood tweeted shortly after the announcement that “with Kennedy retiring, the right to access abortion in this country is on the line.”

The abortion advocacy group NARAL said that the “right to access legal abortion is in DIRE, IMMEDIATE danger.”

“Justice Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court marks a pivotal moment for the fight to ensure every unborn child is welcomed and protected under the law,” SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said. “The most important commitment that President Trump has made to the pro-life movement has been his promise to nominate only pro-life judges to the Supreme Court, a commitment he honored by swiftly nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch.”

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Top Researcher at Planned Parenthood’s Favorite Research Org Fired for Sexually Harassing Females

By Life Site News. The Guttmacher Institute, the pro-abortion research organization that began as a part of Planned Parenthood, announced Friday it has fired one of its top researchers for allegedly sexually harassing female staffers.

According to a joint statement by Guttmacher’s Board Chair Mary Shallenberger and President and CEO Ann Starrs, the organization received an anonymous report on June 15 accusing vice president for domestic research Dr. Lawrence B. Finer of sexual harassment, at which point he was placed on administrative leave. It also reveals that rumors about Finer’s conduct, including a formal complaint, had actually arisen months earlier, but “we believed at the time that we had resolved the complaint adequately.”

Following this month’s allegation, an internal investigation found that Finer had “engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior against a number of current and former Institute employees,” leading to his termination Friday.

“[W]e now know that the actions we took were not nearly enough to address the problem,” the statement admits. “We have failed to create and nurture a culture within our organization where predatory behavior is condemned and where staff feel supported to report such behavior as soon as it occurs. That is inexcusable.”

Guttmacher’s statement pledges that the organization will “conduct an independent and thorough review of our practices and policies” to “do right by the victims of this behavior and to restore the trust of our staff, our donors, our colleagues and all those who rely on Guttmacher’s work.” (Read more from “Top Researcher at Planned Parenthood’s Favorite Research Org Fired for Sexually Harassing Females” HERE)

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