The Answer to the Abortion Debate Has Existed in the Constitution All Along

We should begin by stating the obvious:  Roe v. Wade was an errant ruling by the Supreme Court, and one which has rightfully earned “public opposition and academic criticism” because  the “Court ventured too far in the change it ordered and presented an incomplete justification for its action.”  That’s not my framing of the mistake made in the Roe decision, mind you.  Those are the words of none other than Ruth Bader Ginsburg, uttered in 1985.  And as late as 2005, even she acknowledged that “in 1973, the law was changing.  Women were lobbying around that issue.  The Supreme Court stopped all that by deeming every law – even the most liberal – as unconstitutional.  That seemed to me not the way the courts generally work.” Anyone who harbors an ounce of honesty must admit that these statements by the famously progressive justice are accurate.  As MSNBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos...(Read Full Article)
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