Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bad News From Black Rock

I don't usually think about "60 Minutes" very often, but I have been haunted by a story that ran on Sunday night about how the process to approve the "Plan B" pill is being fucked with. I realize this is just a cynical ploy by the Bushies to manipulate the Evangelicals, but it's being done in the name of opressing women and Americans ought to be outraged by it (at the very least). No matter how much we may want to, we need to keep our noses out of other people's business. Sheesh! Isn't that something we learn when we're 10?

More good news: If Mr. Alito mounts the bench, he's got a lot of history that shows his true colors. (NYT article). Here's an excerpt from today's NYT story.

"As a lawyer in the Reagan Justice Department, the Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. played an integral role in devising legal strategy to pare back the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, documents disclosed Wednesday show.

Judge Alito argued in a 1985 memorandum to the Reagan administration's solicitor general that two pending Supreme Court cases were an "opportunity to advance the goals of overruling Roe v. Wade and, in the meantime, of mitigating its effects."

Ladies...hide your uteruses! (uterii?)

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