Sunday, April 29, 2007

Abortion ruling blessing in disguise?

Eloquence in chalk

Killfile writes: The Court's 5-4 decision in Gonzales v. Carhart will very likely not prevent a single abortion. What it does do, however, is demonstrate a clear and unambiguous consensus from the Court that the Congress does have the authority and the power to legislate, based entirely upon moral grounds, the legality of a medical procedure. The precedent set in Gonzales v. Carhart, in conjunction with that set McCulloch v Maryland, fundamentally alters the landscape of the abortion debate and, with Democrats in control of the Congress and (potentially) the Presidency in 2008, the reaction from the American Right should be one of overwhelming terror, not jubilation.

Continue reading: Chickens Before They Hatch -- The Misplaced Jubilance of the Anti-Abortion Right

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