Jul 19, 2005

Low-hanging fruit

So, it looks like Not-My-President has made his pick for O'Connor's replacement on the Supreme Court. John Roberts, already with the reputation as an "advocate for Republican judges."

According to Salon.com:

While the right is already praising Roberts as a solid conservative pick, progressive groups like the Alliance for Justice have argued in the past that Roberts has shown a "record of hostility to the rights of women and minorities." Arguing on behalf of the government for a roll back of abortion rights, Roberts has stated that there is "no support in the text, structure or history of the Constitution" for Roe v. Wade. Roberts wrote the government's brief in Rust v. Sullivan, the 1991 case in which the Supreme Court held that government could prohibit doctors and clinics who receive federal funds from discussing abortion with their patients. In his brief, Roberts said: "We continue to believe that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and should be overruled."

As a woman, obviously I am frightened. As a progressive Democrat, I am at once enraged, pessimistic, and deflated. The Neocon virus has spread further, and it's only a matter of time before this country is inexorably - and irreparably - torn apart.

1 comment:

Pliny said...

I have an idea on how you and your political party can make some changes to the direction our country is headed - start winning some elections.