Courts should not be allowed to legislate - Catholic Courier

Courts should not be allowed to legislate

To the editor:

Catholic Courier “Capsules” for Sept. 18/19, 2004, gives us a problem but no solution.

District Judge Richard Kopf has ruled the law banning partial-birth abortion unconstitutional. The solution to the crime of abortion is the fact that the Supreme Court cannot legislate. Roe v. Wade is not and was not law. Only both Houses of Congress and the President can make law. Where are the voices of our learned leaders and our government representatives since 1973? Are they silent because if our Constitution was obeyed, then each and every member of the Congress would have a vote for life or death recorded forever in the Congressional Record, and the President would have to sign for life or death? We know the judicial branch of our government often legislates on matters abhorrent to our Bill of Rights, but wholesale abortion of the innocents is a matter of life and death. If the learned leaders and the government representatives are not helping the people, the “free” press must.

Donovan Dunn
Frazier Street

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