Friday, October 28, 2005

Mo' Kelo, MO Abortions

Tim Lee has an interesting analysis in light of the closure of the only abortion clinic in Springfield, Missouri. It is generally believed by most advocates for pro-choice that the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court would be a serious blow for women seeking abortions. Tim believes, and I'm coming around to agreeing with him, that just as the Kelo decision created a groundswell of legislative support for property rights, the reversal of the landmark 1973 Roe case may intice lawmakers to look more seriously at the issue rather than hiding behind the court-imposed right to abortion. While not cost free, this may, on net, prove to be beneficial for those who support abortion rights. Depending on who Bush nominates to fill the vacant could-have-been Meirs seat on the court, we may someday find out.


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