Wednesday, January 22, 2003

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade the Professor takes both sides of the abortion issue to task for making the issue a federal case. Properly Congress just doesn't have that jurisdiction.

That Republicans haven't paid much attention to this issue suggests that their enthusiasm for federalism is not entirely genuine. And that reproductive-rights advocates haven’t raised it either, even though it’s an obvious argument for them to make, suggests that their enthusiasm for big government may be at least as deep as their enthusiasm for reproductive rights. Nobody comes off very well in this analysis.

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