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How Mitch McConnell as 'the dark lord' shaped the Supreme Court and led to the end of abortion landmark Roe

Added 06-29-22 02:43:01am EST - “Decisions made by then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were key to a chain of events that resulted in the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.” - Foxnews.com


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'The Big Sunday Show' panelists weigh in on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and discuss the impact it has on the pro-choice and pro-life movements.

The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health decision which overturned Roe v. Wade was made inside the marble halls of the United States Supreme Court. But it might not have been possible without a decision made years ago on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, located about 30 miles east of Puerto Rico. 

On Feb. 13, 2016, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stepped off a plane ready to enjoy a tropical vacation when he learned Justice Antonin Scalia died, according to his memoir, "The Long Game." With his members scattered all over the world and a GOP presidential debate the same night, McConnell promptly drafted a statement declaring that the next president would fill Scalia's seat, not then-President Barack Obama.

It was a risky move, made without the benefit of consulting his conference. But it began a series of events resulting in former President Donald Trump appointing three justices in just four years in office – and led to what will long be considered a landmark decision in the history of the court. 


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