11/30/2005

A Womans' Rights

A recent Wall Street Journal article reveals a document showing that Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito advocated using state laws to erode or overturn abortion rights, which is expected to intensify the debate over his nomination. “The Alito memo was released with dozens of others from the National Archives”. Senate hearings are scheduled to open early next month and activists on both sides of the debate are trying to decide whether he would try to steer the court toward overturning Roe, the landmark 1973 ruling granting federal abortion rights. I don’t think that the courts should be making these decisions for women, if a woman doesn’t want to be a mother she shouldn’t be one despite circumstances.

4 comments:

Frank said...

sorry the hyperlinks didn't copy of course http://online.wsj.com/article/SB113335849905010125.html?mod=home_whats_news_us and they don't work in here what a pain.
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/alito-abortionmemo-20051130.pdf is the memo

Morgan said...

I agree with you. While I personally find abortion to be a last resort, there are times when it may be necessary, either for the mother's health, or because of other tragic circumstances surrounding the impending birth of a child, etc., and who is anyone, especially a man to tell a woman that they don't have that right? This is yet another issue of life that should remain a personal choice, and not one made by the government.

Dr. Tufte said...

What does this to do with ManEc?

Technically speaking, the courts are not supposed to deal with issues like this in the first place. This is what we have legislatures for.

But, it is in the interest of legislators to avoid tough decisions, and they find ways to do this.

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Frank's comment - since this could have been included in the post (for which you did get credit).