Monday, October 17, 2005

Roe v. Wade

It seems that the White House has officially given the greenlight to overturning Roe v. Wade to allow the criminalization of abortion. from Salon:

[John]Fund bases his report on notes taken by someone who participated in the call. According to the notes, somebody asked Miers' friends, Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht and U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, "Based on your personal knowledge of her, if she had the opportunity, do you believe she would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?" Kinkeade's answer: "Absolutely." Hecht chimed in: "I agree with that. I concur." Fund tried to get confirmation from Kinkeade and Hecht. Kinkeade declined to talk with him, and Hecht -- who has had what he calls a "semi-romantic" relationship with Miers -- told Fund that he'd responded to the question by saying, "I don't know.
Recently there's been a furvor over remarks made by leading evangelical Dr. James Dobson where he claimed to be ok with the nomination after a conversation with Karl Rove. MANY Senators (GOP Senators in particular) did not like the idea that the white house is sharing info on this lady but would not share with them. This not withstanding, it also looks bad for the White House to be making back room assurances about pre-decided court cases when they claim that such things are 'inappropriate'. Dobson tried to clean up his story by saying Rove never told him anything about Miers' view on abortion, and that may be technically true. as you can see above, Rove set up the talk where OTHER people could give him that info for him while they were all on the conference call. Dobson's sleight of hand isn't exactly the full truth now is it?

tut tut tut...God is watching you!

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