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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, November 05, 2005

About Roe v. Wade

Commenting on the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, Justice Antonin Scalia may have said it best. In his dissent to the 1992 Casey decision elaborating on the Roe decision he wrote, "By foreclosing all democratic outlets for the deep passions the issue arouses, by banishing the issue from the political forum that gives all participants, even the losers, the satisfaction of a fair hearing and an honest fight . . . the Court merely prolongs and intensifies the anguish."

Opinion Journal has a very good editorial. Their conclusion matches my belief that the right to an abortion will not "go away"; it will not vanish if Roe were overturned.

"The issue would return to 50 state legislatures, nearly all of which would quickly make it legal with some restrictions. In short, the country would arrive at the position favored by most Americans, voters would be less polarized over cultural disputes, abortion would stop dominating Supreme Court nominations, and our politics would be a lot healthier."

Go read it, here. Now. That is all.


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