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  •  Harry Blackmun (3+ / 0-)
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    Armando, FarWestGirl, irishwitch

    wrote an opinion that was quite literally life changing for thousands and thousands of women.  Life saving for many of them.

    I am a lawyer, and a woman who has benefited from Roe v. Wade.  Perhaps 20 years ago I was privileged enough to meet Justice Blackmun, to speak with him and tell him how much I appreciated the impact that one decision had made on the course of my life.

    He modestly discounted my effusive thanks and praise for his groundbreaking medical/judicial scholarship.  He was a gentleman and a gentle man.  Would that we had nine like him on the Court today.

    There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.

    by puzzled on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 02:47:45 PM PST

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