Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Supreme Court Brief

People For the American Way has just released a 10 page report on President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, Judge John Roberts, Jr.

Am I paranoid thinking that President Bush announced his choice for the SC on the same day Eric Rudolph was sentenced to life in prison for murder at family-planning clinics?

Also to pass along, the latest Democracy Corps public polling analysis.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Washington Post reported this week that Laura Bush, Barbara Bush and Condoleeza Rice all oppose reversing Roe v. Wade.

I believe the Republicans will never overturn Roe because doing so would not only chase away millions of suburban women and young people, but also deprive them of an important wedge issue.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Lisa Renee said...

John Roberts is a conservative Republican, he appears to not support abortion, he was appointed by a Conservative Republican President who also does not support abortion.

Realistically given some of the other names tossed out there as possible candidates, John Roberts is at least not an extremist.

I do not agree with very much that President Bush does, however all things considered from what I have read so far about John Roberts, including all of the confirmation documents from his last appearance before the Senate? John Roberts is not a bad candidate coming from a Republican Whitehouse.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous marshall said...

lisa,
I agree with you that many Republicans (and most of the country) don't want Roe v. Wade overturned completely. However, in a recent CBS poll it was found that only 25% of Americans think abortions should continue to be possible for whatever reason. That means 75% of Americans think legal action needs to be taken to limit abortion, and I think this is where most Republicans are. I think Republicans and John Roberts actually represent a larger percentage of Americans on the abortion issue than do Dems.

I think John Roberts was a great pick. He'll probably be slightly more conservative than O'Connor but still more centrist than Scalia on the right or Ginsburg on the left. When Rehnquist retires then Bush will nominate an equally conservative judge that will counter Stevens or Breyer on the left. I would also be willing to bet it will be a minority or a woman....with a very good chance that it will be a minority woman.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Lisa Renee said...

Marshall,

Abortion is an emotional topic. I try to avoid it for that very reason. Most people will say they don't like the idea of abortion but when it comes to making it illegal don't want that to happen.

I do not personally believe in abortion either, however, I do believe it is not my right to tell another woman that she does not have the right to decide this for herself. I do wish however half of the money spent on fighting abortion was spent on providing reliable means of birthcontrol. That to me would be the realistic solution.

I realize many are in fear over John Roberts or any Supreme Justice President Bush appointed trying to get Roe V Wade over-turned. Even if that were to happen it would not make abortion illegal. It is a concern, but I don't think it is one that should be the primary point in selecting a Supreme Court Justice.

Ironically I discovered tonight that Ann Coulter is not happy with the President's selection, which to me? Counts as another plus in his favor.

:-)

2:18 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

Safe, legal, and rare.

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank, I was (and want to be) a supporter of yours, but I really wish you'd reconsider your pro-abortion position. If not, you've lost my vote.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

I appreciate your position, but mine will remain consistent.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Lisa Renee said...

I could not agree more Frank,

I'll take "safe, legal and rare" over the alternative any day.

Abortion is on the decline and if the goal to reduce pregnancy was taken more seriously? It would become alot rarer.

:-)

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Sepp said...

Safe and legal sure but, rare? I think the option of abortion should be there for emergencies such as rape, incest, the mother's health etc. It seems that the easy availabilty in this country has turned into a form of birth control for the irresponsible. Want to see it become rare? Put a limit on it.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any of us sees a tiny , helpless puppy or bird , we go out our way to help it. The unborn also deserve to be protected. Equip women and men to be sexually responsible. Every pregnancy is "chosen" if a couple has chosen to have sex. And that decision entails responsibility. Having chosen sex, adults have a moral duty to protect and nurture those they conceive.

5) Cherish children in the womb. Many of us started life as "unintended." Yet we always had value and the right to life. Let's guard each unborn child as if it were our own life.

6) Communicate honestly about abortion. For too long, pro-abortion warriors have misrepresented and distorted the issue. For example, many of them liken an unborn child to a parasite, a tick or a worm infestation. Such images picture the unborn child as a predator, attacking one's body.

A newly conceived child belongs in the womb and nowhere else. Pregnancy by rape or incest is thankfully very rare. The vast majority of children come into being as a result of the union of two consenting partners. Their willing act causes a child to spring to life and take up residence in a natural organic home. The attempt to project blame on the innocent child as some sort of predator deserves the editorial delete key—and contempt by all civilized persons.

By promptly adopting these policies, pro-abortion forces will begin to journey back toward some moral sanity and decency.

6:42 PM  

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