Central to women’s lives

Central to women’s lives

According to Supreme Court Justice Ruth “Buzzy” Ginsburg, in her dissenting opinion on Gonzalez v. Carhart, the partial-birth abortion decision this week, abortion is central to women’s lives.

Now imagine that you’re speaking to an anthrolopogist, who has just returned from a visit to a previously undiscovered primitive tribal community on a remote island in the South Pacific. If he reports that the ability to bear children is a central factor in the lives of the tribe’s women, you might figure that you’d met another one of those remarkable social scientists who has found a way to earn a salary by saying the blatantly obvious. But if he told you that the right to kill their own children was central to those women, you’d have to conclude that the island is a terrible place, populated by bloodthirsty pagan savages, and any sane traveler should stay away.

Note, too, the comment on the post by “humpty dumpty”:

One notes that when President Bush signed this legislation, he was surrounded by white males, none of whom had experienced pregnancy.

This was a majority decision by five male Catholics.

Those five haved sowed the wind, they may reap the whirlwind as Catholic Chieff Justice Taney, a Maryland slave owner, did, when he solved the “slave problem” by his Dred Scott dicta, and brought on the Civil War.

My response, which I doubt will make it through because Phil doesn’t want personal repartee in the Sound Off area: Because only a woman (who can have a pregnancy!) can decide whether jabbing scissors into a baby’s neck and sucking his brains out should be illegal. Why must liberals always go right for the bleeding obvious anti-male anti-white baloney? Oh right, because their entire proposition is intellectually bankrupt.

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  • Taney did not create the Fugitive Slave Law – Congress did. Taney emancipated his own slaves. But let’s not let truth get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.

    I bet we could get the liberal idiots to have nervous breakdowns if we point out that Taney opposed Lincoln’s suspension of habeus corpus.

  • You’re right Dom.  The liberals have no debating skills whatsoever that they fall back into ad hominem.  They’ve been raised where theyv’e been affirmed their entire life in a leftist public school system followed up by Marxist inspired professors at the University level.

    Once their confronted by facts, reason, logic, and ultimately Truth, they are unprepared to defend the indefensible.  Hence they fall back to predetermined PC-certified prejudices that are frozen in 1960’s Birmingham.  They are pre-80’s lemmings!

    Keep up the great blogging,


  • “The Roe rule’s limitation on state power could not be repudiated without serious inequity to people who, for two decades of economic and social developments, have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail. The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives.”
    -Planned Parenthood vs. Casey

    Some on the Supreme Court(I believe these are the words of O’Connor) argue that abortion rights are vital to our social and economic ways of life.  They have not yet explained if it is more or less vital than slavery was to an earlier time and place, though I expect their answer would be noncommittal and vague.

  • I’m waiting for Anderson’s law to apply here; one, two, three. . .how long will it take them to throw in the “well you Catholics abuse children, so who are you to tell women when they have abortions?”

  • “Because only a woman (who can have a pregnancy!) can decide whether jabbing scissors into a baby’s neck and sucking his brains out should be illegal.”

    Because only a woman can get pregnant in the first place, shouldn’t the men who get them pregnant have the right to jab scissors into their heads and suck out their brains? 

    Lets be reasonable! If women have a right to abort the baby, men should have the right to abort the gravida.