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  •  Aren't some states passing laws outlawing abortion (3+ / 0-)
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    Pluto, sidnora, BYw

    … on this very principle? The idea being that while such laws are unenforceable as long as Roe v. Wade remains on the books, at some point there will be a new SCOTUS decision, at which time … ka-boom!

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 01:59:40 AM PST

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    •  No need to pass anything. (2+ / 0-)
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      Most of those states never legalized abortion to begin with. Their "landmine laws" (I like that analogy!) were on the books before Roe was decided, and are still there.

      The laws they've passed since 1973 are all ones that can be enforced under Roe. At this point they are so invasive and so widespread that their practical effect is not much different than if Roe were overturned. But if it ever is overturned, all those pre-1973 statutes would automatically become the law of the land again.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:57:38 AM PST

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