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  •  Yeah he's a great choice (4.00)
    as long as you don't have a wife, sister, or daughter who has amniocentesis performed. Because if her test results come back (at week 18-20) and show an egregious anomoly or other disorder, she may want to have an abortion. And by the time the provider is selected and scheduled she may be pushing the procedure to week 22 or so. That means she'll be needing a late-term abortion.

    And John Roberts, I suspect, is the sop to Dobson, in that he will overturn O'Connor's objections to the health of the woman wording in the current BAN ON LATE TERM ABORTIONS. You know, the ban which is the law of the land, though stayed for the moment by a federal court.

    So will Rove be overturned. Maybe not. Will the Federal ban on abortion be enacted and fully enforced? You bet your sweet bippy it will.

    My advice? CVS testing or don't even bother.

    •  overturning Stenberg will be awful (4.00)
      But is there a nominee who would be nominated by this President, with 55 seats in the Senate, who won't be that fifth vote?

      Yes, that will be awful.  But we lost that fight when Kerry lost Ohio.

      "Any content-based regulation of the Internet, no matter how benign the purpose, could burn the global village to roast the pig." -- ACLU v Reno (E.D. Pa. 1996)

      by Adam B on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:13:32 AM PDT

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      •  Yes (none)
        If we filibuster and make it stick, then either Bush will appoint someone who will uphold Stenberg, or he will resign himself to not picking a Supreme.  That's why the filibuster is an important tool.

        "Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." George Bernard Shaw

        by Shygetz on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:56:29 AM PDT

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      •  Still (none)
        It's hard for me to walk away feeling we somehow "won."

        Reproductive rights are front and center, but women won't know about the changes coming, by and large until the day they get their test results back and are told they have to have the baby. Repeat. The state will be telling women, they have to have the baby.

        The only silver lining is available come '08 when repeal of the late term ban is a possibility, though remote unless education starts happening now.

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