Thank Republicans for Roe v. Wade

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    More: Are liberal judges to blame for Roe v. Wade? « Vox Nova

    Therefore, you can thank REPUBLICANS for Roe v. Wade.
     
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    I guess this is supposed to be cute, but alas whoever wrote it doesn't know what they're talking about.

    For one, "liberal" and "conservative" take on a slightly different meaning when discussing the judiciary. These terms don't refer to one's political ideology, but their legal philosophy. In that regard, liberals tend to be more keen on the idea of a "living constitution" and creating new rights to issues the constitution doesn't even attempt to address and likely would be considered an anathema to the drafters of the constitution. Conservatives believe in applying the intent the framers had to issues before the court..."conserving" the meaning of these constitutional precepts.

    The other thing is, Presidents can't really predict what kind of Justice a person will be. Justice Souter was a Republican appointment, but he quite frequently sided with the liberal-wing of the court.
     
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    Nice spin, further confirming just how far Republicans have moved to the right since then.

     
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    You can't judge a supreme court justice on the basis of the political party of the president who appointed them. The majority decision was based on a "right to privacy" that did not exist in the Constitution.
     
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    Roe v. Wade is so restrictive, it could not get passed today.
     
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    That USED to be the case. Not any more.
     
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    Oh, I get it - liberals: bad; conservatives: good.

    How about: Conservatives believe in applying the intent the framers had (as defined, of course, by those same conservatives) to issies before the court, unless, of course, the "intent of the framers" is at odds with current, political goals of the Right, in which case the latter will prevail over the former.
     
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    A first year law student could figure out that the '73 Court reached a decision based on political expediency rather than Constitutional law. There is no reference in the Constitution to a "right of privacy" that the Court based their decision. The Founding Fathers would be appalled if they witnessed the carnage of the abortion industry. Americans would be appalled if they ever witnessed a late term or partial birth abortion that relies on another court decision that a human being is still a fetus and has no rights as long as it's head is still in the birth canal.
     

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