Why is abortion the SCOTUS litmus test?

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    Does it bother anyone else that abortion rights has become the litmus test for acceptable Supreme Court justices? I'm very much pro-choice, but it bugs the ever-lovin crap out of me that this is the only issue that seems to matter when it comes to SCOTUS appointee approvals. And thanks to this reality, we end up with a court that hands down an unprecedented miscarriage of justice like the Kelo vs. New London decision. Now go ahead and call me selfish and sexist, but when it comes to priorities, I'd rather allow states to outlaw abortion than allow them to take my land for private use against my will.

    Just sayin...
     
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    Kelo didn't come down the way it did because people who were opposed to abortion supported the ruling.

    The problem is that Kelo really is in keeping with the precedents. It's really nothing more than a zoning decision. Sometimes a decision is correct under the law and has a bad result. And that's what Kelo is, unfortunately.

    BTW, you do know they had to pay them for the land, right? It wasn't just taken without compensation.
     
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    If they can take my body against my will, they can take your body, too.

    Which is more important to you--land or your self?
     
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    So it wasn't a violation of the constitution, IIRC.
     
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    Now, they say they gave me compensation...
    That's not what I'm chasing. I was a rich man before yesterday.
    Now all I have left is a broken-down pickup truck.
    Looks like my farm is a freeway.

     
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    Strawman alert!
     
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    How so?
     
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    Ravi pulling a Ravi alert!
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Yes, for "fair market value".

    Not only is the government's version of "fair market value" relative, the mere fact that they TAKE your land in the first place is morally and constitutionally wrong.
     

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