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Monday, October 31, 2005

"Of course he's against abortion" 

Raw Story links to this news story -- Bush Nominates Alito for Supreme Court -- which lays it out clearly:
Alito's politically conservative views were not in dispute. 'Of course he's against abortion,' his 90-year-old mother Rose told reporters at her home in Hamilton, N.J. Despite the unguarded comments of a proud mother, Sen. Arlen Specter, who will chair Judiciary Committee hearings, told reporters in the Capitol, 'There is a lot more to do with a woman's right to choose than how you feel about it personally.' The Pennsylvania Republican cited adherence to legal precedent in rulings over 30 years upholding abortion rights.
And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you . . .
The pressure now will be on state legislatures to pass a large number of anti-abortion laws, which will then be challenged and hence will work their way up to the Supreme Court in the next year or two.
Likely not before the congressional midterms, but certainly before the next presidential election, Roe V Wade will be TOAST in the US.

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