During day three of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Judge Neil Gorsuch said he accepts Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide, as the "law of the land."
Gorsuch made the statement while he was being question by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
Durbin pointed out that Gorsuch wrote in his book "The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia": "The intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong."
Durbin asked Gorusch to explain how he could square that statement with the legal right to an abortion.
“As the book explains, the Supreme Court of the United States has held in Roe v. Wade that a fetus is not a person for purposes of the 14th Amendment and the book explains that,” Gorsuch answered.
“Do you accept that?” Durbin asked.
“I accept the law of the land, senator, yes,” Gorsuch replied.
During day two of the hearing on Tuesday, Gorsuch said that he would have “walked out the door” if Trump has asked him to repeal Roe.
“That’s not what judges do,” he said.
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