Defending Choice: Why It Is Good Politics
Posted on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 09:20:41 PM EST
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As the chickens came home to roost with Justice Alito casting the deciding vote today in the SCOTUS' upholding of a federal ban on a pregnancy termination procedure used primarily late in the pregnancy term, I thought I would trot out a post I wrote on the politics of choice, when the Alito nomination was pending.
Just as in every other Supreme Court nomination, the ScAlito nomination has at its center the issue of Roe v. Wade. Many other issues of course are always significant, but Roe is the touchstone. Inevitably, at least here, the arguments lead to whether it is "good politics" for Dems to support Roe. Of course, for many if not most of us, politics simply won't be a consideration on the issue. But I also think these folks are wrong to argue that Dems should retreat on Roe.
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