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By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews, March 9, 2018
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, March 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, who has drawn the ire of pro-lifers and pro-abortion advocates for seemingly flip-flopping on life issues, predicts anti-life-and-family Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire this summer.
Heller made this prediction at a private event last week from which Politico obtained audio.
“Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” he said. “I’m hoping [that] will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them motivated.”
Heller suggested pro-life Sen. Mike Lee, R-UT, might be a replacement for Kennedy.
Planned Parenthood is targeting Heller – labeled by Politico “the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country” – as he runs for re-election. The abortion company is pouring $20 million into the 2018 midterm elections in a campaign they are calling “March. Vote. Win.”
Kennedy, a Catholic, has delivered rulings defending abortion.
In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld legalized abortion, he infamously joined the majority opinion that contended: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”
Kennedy is also known for his sympathy to the homosexual cause. It was Kennedy who authored the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 case that imposed same-sex “marriage” across the U.S.
He has delivered three major rulings on the gay issue, all released on June 26 of different years: Lawrence v. Texas, United States v. Windsor, and Obergefell.
In Obergefell, Kennedy wrote, “Marriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might call out only to find no one there.”
Ever since President Trump took office, there have been persistent rumors about Kennedy retiring.
Kennedy was appointed by President Ronald Reagan.