NEWJERSEY: Did Murphy swear to protect and defend the Constituion?

NJ Gov. Murphy: We’ll Defy SCOTUS ‘to Save Lives’ if They Rule Against Abortion Pill
Ian Hanchett  — 17 May 2023

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On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Katy Tur Reports,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) stated that prescribing abortion pill mifepristone in defiance of any Supreme Court ruling against the drug is “on the table,” and that such a ruling will “cost people’s lives, women in particular, sadly. And so, if that’s what’s at stake, we’ll do whatever it takes to save lives.”

Host Katy Tur asked, “Is there anything you can do as a Governor if mifepristone gets struck down by the Supreme Court?”

Murphy answered, “Oh my Lord. I listened to your reporters talk about some of the positions these judges in New Orleans are taking. We’ve gone to the CEOs of both Walgreens and CVS to make sure that we had unencumbered access. We have considered a bulk acquisition. We have clearly joined in legal action as an amicus matter. Everything is on the table, and please, God, it doesn’t come to that, but we will continue to fight it like heck.”

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Hitler once asked: “How many division does the Pope have?”

SCOTUS has decided that abortion is NOT a Federal issue.  Does Murphy object to that decision too?

So the question asked but unanswered is: When does life begin?  The follow up question is: When does a human being get the rights that our civilization, society, State, community, or person guaranty?  

Is it at conception, when they have a heart beat, perhaps when they can survive outside the womb, or as one Libertarian suggested when they can fight and take them?

I don’t know.  But as in most moral questions, as a fat old white guy injineer, I’d draw the line where it appears to be most clear: either maybe at conception or definitely at birth.  All the other lines seem arbitrary.

That’s my opinion.  And I really don’t care what the politicians and bureaucrats think about it.