SCOTUS Decision on Abortion Raises Stakes for Voters This Election Season

SCOTUS Decision on Abortion Raises Stakes for Voters This Election Season

iVoterGuide: Fate of Issues Lies with Informed Voters’ Choice of Elected Officials—Who Appoint Judges

July 6, 2020

DALLAS, Texas—The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to strike down another state limitation on abortion businesses could remind voters that their participation at the polls directly influences the outcome of hot-button issues far from decided in many states.

In a 5–4 decision, last week, the Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to secure admitting privileges at local hospitals in order to conduct business. The precedent set by a similar SCOTUS ruling in 2016 played a major part in swaying the decision of the Court’s swing voter, Chief Justice John Roberts.

Debbie Wuthnow, president of iVoterGuide, says the ruling highlights the importance of elections at all levels, which confer overlapping powers among the elected and appointed officials of cites, states, and the federal government.

“The fate of issues lies both in those we elect to state and federal legislatures to pass legislation, and also the state and federal executives who appoint judges that will rule on the legislation,” Wuthnow said. “The recent rulings on life and religious liberty released by SCOTUS reinforce that elections are important at all levels of government. While some cheer the rulings, others want to push for new legislation in their states.”

Voters who keep themselves informed with accurate candidate information such as iVoterGuide supplies are their state’s best chance steering the country toward the right track.

“Who we elect is so important to the direction of our country,” Wuthnow said. “iVoterGuide helps you find candidates who align with the issues most important to you and who will pass legislation or make appointments in line with those values.”

Providing the most comprehensive, educational information on nearly every race in the country, iVoterGuide has researched over 24,000 candidates in more than 11,000 races and offers sample ballots, voting information and candidate evaluations. From election dates to voter registration deadlines and polling locations, iVoterGuide has resources to help turn out 2.2 million voters across all 50 states in the 2020 primary and general elections in order to restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise and traditional American values. Learn more at ivoterguide.com.

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