Justice Clarence Thomas, who joined the majority opinion during a vote to overturn a 1972 Supreme Court case decision requiring unanimous verdicts, was blunt in criticizing Roe. Thomas is a longtime opponent of Roe and voted with the minority in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey. He would have overturned Roe in that ‘92 case.
When I first received the invitation to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the law building at Mercer University, I did not anticipate that I would end up writing a story on Clarence Thomas. In fact, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but after hearing Supreme Court Judge Thomas speak, I felt compelled to share his story.