Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Alito's way

Lots of blog punditry has been the order of the day regarding the Supreme Court's decision upholding the partial birth abortion ban. I'm going to cut through the chaff and describe exactly why this decision means both nothing and everything and why the left and the right are respectively sad and mildly happy about it.

This decision will have no de facto impact most American women's lives. But those that it does impact will assuredly suffer for it.

Intact dilation and extraction is performed at a rate of less than 0.2% and then, the reasons for it are usually severe fetal injury and in utero death. This ban now means affected women will face greater threat from more dangerous procedures that D&X was designed to replace.

But as the left and right recognize, this decision is much more about paving the way for greater restrictions and challenges to Roe v. Wade. And they now will surely come. Hence the sadness on the left and joy, possibly muted, on the right. Remember when we all learned that Samuel Alito advocated an "incremental approach" to repealing Roe v. Wade?

One increment down, probably just a couple more to go.

I wonder how many women will die at the hands of this ridiculous agenda. Not to worry, though. Because the fine minds that brought this decision upon you also believe in angels and they think you will just flutter up to heaven. And wave.


Blogger Maya's Granny said...

The agenda is total loss of reproductive freedom. The attack on birth control has already begun.

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