Yesterday’s announcement that the Supreme Court will hear the case of mandated health care reform (Obamacare) and rule whether it is constitutional, reminds us of the importance of judges in our nation—on both sides of the issue.
President Obama signed the health care law, which passed Congress along party lines, in March 2010. In a great defeat for pro-lifers, it came with an “abortion premium” and included federal abortion coverage, (more) expansion of funding to abortion and violated conscience rights of health care workers who are pro-life. And while it was regarded that the high court would ultimately end up hearing the case, it took one ruling to drive it there. According to CNN:
Three federal appeals courts have found the PPACA to be constitutional, while another has said it is not, labeling it "breathtaking in its expansive scope."… That "circuit split" all but assured the Supreme Court would step in and decide the matter.
That reminds us as pro-lifers and as intercessors, that the courts are the key. We work at electing godly men and women to office, but the depth of the importance is beyond the terms they serve: it’s about who they appoint to the courts—that is their lasting legacy.