John on January 23, 2010 at 9:08 am
Politico has the story of nervous pro-abortion liberals who were unnerved by this week’s overturning of parts of McCain-Feingold:
“Yesterday’s Roberts court decision, which exhibited a stunning disregard for settled law of decades’ standing, is terrifying to those of us who care deeply about the Constitutional protections the court put in place for women’s access to abortion,” said Nancy Northup of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “We are deeply concerned .Yesterday’s decision shows the court will reach out to take an opportunity to wholesale reverse a precedent the hard right has never liked.”
“It is worrisome beyond the direct impact of yesterday’s ruling on election law,” said, Jessica Arons, the director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress. “It’s certainly cause for concern.”
To quote an old monster movie…
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
In most civilized countries in the world abortion law is set by legislatures who are able to modify law to accommodate changes in technology and our understanding of human natology. Not so in the US where the overreach of a single Justice has led to an untenable situation in a democracy where the people have no say in the law. It’s about time that changed.
Liberals have lived by the courts, always seeking to override the people with the unalterable decision of experts. They favor democracy in theory but in practice they seem to favor oligarchy. Certainly that’s the case on this issue.
Medical advances make the current law of mockery of justice and human rights. With the advent of 4D ultrasound, that has become apparent to an increasingly large segment of the population, most especially the young who are more pro-life than their parents were.
If and when Roe is overturned, abortion will still be legal in most states. But purely as a matter of principle, it’s future should be in the hands of the people not a handful of judges.
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