Bush and 'Partial Birth Killing'

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    Bush Pushes Supremes on 'Partial Birth Killing'
    By J. Grant Swank Jr. (09/28/05)



    http://www.americandaily.com/article/9469

    Boy we have come a long way in "civilized society"

    That was sarcasm.
     
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    The republicans have a majority in congress and they control the executive branch. If they were realy going to do somthing about "family values" they should be able to do it. However they do not. The politicians love abortion, because it can net them votes. If you'r opponent is pro-choice you can call him a baby killer and that can net you votes. It is a great wedge issue. I think that at least some republican politicians would be hesitant to get rid of abortion because then they would be short another talking point come next election.

    That is just how it seems to me.
     
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    Nah, it would take a Amendment to the Constitution. Since they do not have 66 votes that would be necessary to get it to the states for ratification they have no recourse other than changing the face of the Supreme Court.
     
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    Ah yes the supreme court, the right controls 2 out of 3 of the branches of the federal government and they still manage to bitch about the one they dont have.
     
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    I didn't know my name was "they" and I wasn't bitching. I was explaining why they really can't get anything positive done in that arena at this time.
     
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    Considering that it contains only 9 unelected, unaccountable people, and that liberals like Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden see it not as enforcing law but CREATING law, "bitching" about it does not seem unreasonable.
     
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    It is not the Judiciarys job to enforce the law, that would be the responsiblity of the executive branch, the judiciaries job is to interpret the law and to judge the laws based on constitution.
     
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    I just have to say, I loved the term "womb babies". [​IMG]
     
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    It's also not the judiciary's job to write laws, which is exactly what they did in Roe v. Wade. If they want to strike down a law on constitutional grounds, they can do so. But to make up a totally new law - which is the effect of the Roe v Wade decision - is outside the premises of the judicial branch.

    Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
     
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    Wouldn't this logic mean that courts should never look to past rulings when forming their own? Not meant snidely; honest question.
     

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