TED NUGENT Defends Draft Opinion That Would Overturn Roe v. Wade: 'It's Not About Banning Abortions'

May 9, 2022

Ted Nugent has defended the leaked draft opinion penned by Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito arguing that the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling was "egregiously wrong from the start."

A week after Politico published the opinion, the outspoken conservative rocker addressed the prospect of SCOTUS overturning Roe during today's (Monday, May 9) edition of "The Nightly Nuge", a news-style clip in which Ted offers his take on the news of our world.

He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, number one, we don't have to look far anytime, any day in these treacherous times in America that those that are against the right to life — that's really what it all boils down to, doesn't it? And as we celebrate Mother's Day, I think it has a lot to do with maternal instincts, responsibilities and morality.

"So those that misinter… Well, I was gonna use the term 'misinterpret,' but that's much too generous. It's just like the 'Don't Say Gay' bill that had nothing to do with that. It's just like the 'Black Lives Matter' terrorists that really, clearly, by all evidence, don't care about black lives. And those that are attacking this recent…

"There's two issues: the leak is a crime and somebody needs to be brought to justice; but two, the leak wasn't about ending Roe v. Wade; it was about taking a step back and identifying that the court didn't have the legal authority to determine that 50 years ago," he continued. "And meanwhile, everybody's screaming that abortions are now banned.

"These are the maniac days of dishonesty, and it's manifested by fact checkers who are allergic to facts. Facts, truth, logic and common sense is Kryptonite to the left.

"So, good Americans must organize, and we must stand up and make sure that we let our elected employees and our friends and neighbors and people at church and school and work and around the campfire know that the megaphone of the media is one big toxic lie."

Circling back to the draft opinion that could lead to a reversal of Roe, Ted said: "It didn't ban abortions; it's just reviewing that the last legal consideration was unconstitutional. We've gotta get back to the Constitution. So I'm a big constitutionalist guy.

"So we need to find out who the leaker was and bring them to trial. And we need to try to get past the lies of the left that it's not about banning abortions; it's about reviewing the Roe v. Wade decision."

According to the Politico report, the draft was circulated in February. Alito was reportedly joined by justices Clarence Thomas and all three of former President Donald Trump's nominees — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — while justices Stephen Breyer, Elana Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor were working on dissents. It was unclear how Chief Justice John Roberts voted.

The 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision affirmed the right to receive an abortion under the 14th Amendment, ruling that abortions were constitutionally protected up until about 23 weeks when a fetus can typically live outside the womb.

In the 98-page draft, Alito said Roe was wrongly decided, saying the issue should be decided by politicians, not courts. If Roe is reversed, it would not federally outlaw abortion. However, it would shift the power to states to decide on the procedure's legality.

According to CNN, nearly half of the states have or will pass laws that ban abortion, while others have enacted strict measures regulating the procedure.

Thirteen states have so-called "trigger laws" in place, which would effectively ban abortions almost immediately upon Roe v. Wade being overturned. According to Axios, the restrictions that would follow Roe being struck down by the Supreme Court would mean almost 30% of people would be more than 200 miles away from an abortion provider.

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, almost twice as many Americans (50 percent) say they want the court to reaffirm Roe v. Wade as say they want it overturned (28 percent). 22 percent are undecided, according to the poll. Majorities of Democrats (68 percent) and Independents (52 percent) say Roe should not be overturned, while a narrow majority of Republicans (51 percent) say it should.

Critics have said that tossing out the landmark rulings establishing abortion rights would tarnish the court's reputation and open the floodgates to other challenges to well-settled law.

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