Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. He's a well-qualified judge with incredible credentials and a resume a mile long. But some Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are opposing him. They've made abortion a litmus test and will oppose any judge who might rule against Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion on demand in 1973. The interesting thing is that it was the U.S. Supreme Court that imposed abortion on every state. Now, the pro-abortion advocates want to make sure it stays that way—not by the democratic process, but by imposing an ideological litmus test on the court. Regardless of your politics, wouldn't it be better to let the issue be debated and worked out through democratic channels like state and federal legislatures instead of a single judge?