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January 24, 2005
Yay! I Wasn't Aborted! Day
Posted by Frank J. at 11:25 AM | View blog reactions | Comments (56)

The 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade was over the weekend (Michelle Malkin has lots of links and links to links), and I'd thought I'd add some perspective from someone born in '79 (the "Coulda Easily Been Aborted Generation").

Now, I usually avoid the abortion topic as I don't like my blog being the place for serious debate, but I'm going to ask for it today. Only thing, I don't want any mention of the morality or what not of abortion and abortion law, I just want opinions on the actual decision upon which most of the controversy converges.

Here's the text.

Now, I have not read many Supreme Court decision in my day, but I did take a Constitutional Law class and did my final paper on Roe v. Wade. Basically, I ripped it apart for nine pages (which was much like shooting fish in a barrel).

Hells yeah, I got an A.

To sum it up, it's crap. It's a decision just pulled completely out of Blackmun's ass (where are trimesters in the Constitution?). I know there's been this silly controversy of Justice Thomas writing poorly thought out decisions, but nothing could be this bad. My best guess is that Blackmun said to himself, "The issue of abortion is very controversial, but I, myself, in my great wisdom, shall solve this national crisis by pulling law out of my ass!" Of course, his attempt to end the debate by fiat just inflamed things, but, eh, that's just all water and blood under the bridge now.

Well, everyone give it a read (I think it's a little longer than the Constitution - which it incidentally makes a few grudging references to), and write your own opinion in the comments. Remember, you don't have to be against legalized abortion to recognize shoddy judicial decisions, but, if you really think I'm wrong, please educate me.

And, again, stick to law and no moralizing from either side.

Rating: 2.3/5 (6 votes cast)

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