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  •  No, it's not what it's called (0+ / 0-)

    it's the fact that this was a decision made by unelected judges pushing the envelope judge-made law...even if you agree with the result of Roe v. Wade, the Constitutional justification it was based on could only be called a stretch. Unlike the civil rights decisions, which forced the federal and state governments to live up to the guarantees of equal rights embodied in the Reconstruction Amendments, Roe v. Wade created a new right...almost out of thin air.

    The sudden change created an unprecedented backlash. At one and the same time it was a great victory and a severe blow to the women's movement.

    "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

    by Alice in Florida on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 09:01:19 AM PST

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    •  There IS a Ninth Amendment in the Bill of Rights (3+ / 0-)

      and it DOES say exactly this:

      The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
      That's not exactly "thin air".

      Somewhere along the way - probably quite early on - we lost sight of what it quite plainly said, and have spent two centuries denying, obfuscating and ignoring it.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 09:58:31 AM PST

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