State Supreme Court Races are VITAL for Life in November 2024

The New York Times recently reported the importance of State Supreme Court races, naming Ohio as a battleground for 2024. In an article titled: 2 Liberal Groups to Spend $5 Million on State Supreme Court Races, the publication bylined the article with: The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Planned Parenthood Votes are joining together to help their preferred candidates for 2024 as state-level party battles gain steam.

And while the Times article raises concerns and directly names why Planned Parenthood is investing so heavily in these elections, there is some GREAT NEWS to share from Georgia, that is of course being buried by the national media.

In a PJ Media article by Chris Queen, Georgia Voters Do the Right Thing in State Supreme Court Election, he reports on a major victory that has flown under the radar but deserves national attention. “……the most consequential election in the Peach State, the one in which the stakes were highest, nearly fell under the radar. I wrote about the Supreme Court election that pitted incumbent Justice Andrew Pinson, a fair-minded young jurist, against John Barrow, a slimy former Democrat congressman who pledged to politicize the court if voters elected him to a spot on it. Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) appointed Pinson and actively campaigned for his re-election.

The article goes on to report:

Other than my piece, the only coverage of the race I could find was puff pieces in the Associated Press and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that highlighted how Barrow planned to push for radical pro-abortion policies on the Georgia Supreme Court. The AP’s Jeff Amy touted a potential Barrow win as a victory for abortion rights when he wrote, “Barrow said he believes Georgians have a state constitutional right to abortion and that voters would boost their chances of restoring broader access to abortion by doing something they’ve never done before: defeating an incumbent state justice.”

Barrow made abortion such a centerpiece of his campaign that his signs read “Vote for Choice.” When the state Judicial Qualifications Commission sent him a letter instructing him that campaigning in such a partisan fashion violated ethics rules, Barrow sued so that he could keep hawking radically unrestricted abortion. A judge rejected his suit.

Thankfully, Georgia voters did the right thing and reelected Pinson. The outcome was close in some counties, but overall, Pinson won by eight points.

Erick Erickson wrote on Wednesday morning that Barrow “got curb stomped by a novice candidate with no war chest or major name ID. Had John Barrow won, this would be major national news. It would have been heralded as another win for abortion rights in America. Instead, it is a signal that abortion is not going to be the issue in Georgia in November that it has been in other states.”

“That’s the big story and because of how it went, you won’t hear much about it,” he added.

The news from Georgia is truly great news for pro-lifers. Ohio’s Supreme Court races will be vital to LIFE in a post-Dobbs and a post-Issue 1 Ohio.