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Sunday, January 02, 2005

George Will's World

posted by Jazz at 1/02/2005 06:44:00 AM

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I'd really like to know what color the sky is there. George Will, in today's column, continues his long, slow descent from partisan hackery to sheer dementia. Today's topic is abortion, and Will hauls himself up to an even higher pedestal, writing a speech which he thinks that his hero, Dubya, should give to the nation about abortion and the appointment of Supreme Court justices.
"I believe abortion is wrong, but also that states should have, as they did until Roe, the power to set abortion policy. If states come to conclusions different than mine, so be it. But remember: Were Roe overturned, that would not make abortion illegal; it would merely re-empower states to regulate the practice. And restoring the legal conditions of 1973 would not restore the social context of 1973. Given public opinion today, when abortion is one of the most common surgical procedures, it is unlikely that any state would seriously impede first-trimester abortions, which are 89 percent of all abortions.
Tell that to the women who live in Mississippi. There is now exactly one women's health clinic in the entire state where a woman can get an abortion. And that clinic is constantly ringed with wingnut picketers who do everything in their power to keep any woman from entering.

Wake up and smell the coffee, Mr. Will. Then move on to writing ingredients labels for condiments, please.