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Analysis: Kennedy's pivotal vote

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http://news.yahoo.co...bortion_kennedy

Well, they've got another foot in the door with their interference with private medical procedures (uh, concerning women's "private partes"). I hope this isn't one of those "slippery slope" thingies, but apparently Kennedy's supposed to vote with the conservatives, because he's a "Roman Catholic Reagan nominee":

Abortion cases are difficult for the court, and in the past they've been particularly trying for Kennedy. He agonized over his 1992 vote to reaffirm a woman's right to abortion. That decision enraged conservatives, who had expected the Roman Catholic Reagan nominee to help overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that established a constitutional right to privacy that protects abortion rights.


Well, they should be happier this time.

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I still fear that the religious right will succeed in reversing Roe v. Wade.  It will set women back to the days of back street alley abortions with coat hangers.    :Neutral:


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