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  •  Wouldn't it be funny (none)
    Wouldn't it be funny if it became clear, during this hearing, that although he may have personal issues with abortion, he has no intention of overturning Roe v. Wade, leading to Senate Republicans voting him down?

    I naively imagine Bush going through a whole string of nominees, with Congress rejecting all of them, some rejected by a coalition of Democrats and reasonably sane Republicans for being too crazy, and the rest being rejected by the rest of the Republicans by being not crazy enough.

    •  There is no chance (none)
      that a single Republican will vote against any Bush nominee for being insufficiently conservative.  It is simply not in the realm of possibility.
    •  I am getting the sense (none)
      that overturning Roe is representative of a deeper conflict of federal rule and state rule. The Congress has passed no law on abortion.

      But the states are passing many, chipping away slowly at the edges, one of the laws being a woman could be jailed for violating "fetal rights or protection of liberty for the vulnerable."

      inspire change...don't back down

      by missliberties on Tue Sep 13, 2005 at 09:51:02 AM PDT

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      •  Correction (none)
        You forgot the "Federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003."  Congress has already proven that federalism is no barrier to passing abortion legislation.

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