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The Real Basis for Anti-Kavanaugh Hysteria

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Demonstrators hold signs during a protest and march against the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in New York City, New York, U.S., October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Hysterical opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court isn’t based on the alleged sexual assault of a teenager in the distant past; it’s based on fears of judicial assault on the purported “right to abortion” in the near future.

The determination to defeat Kavanaugh started long before Christine Blasey Ford’s charges, and stems from the misinformed idea that any revision in Roe v. Wade would render abortion illegal in every state of the union. In fact, even a full reversal of Roe v. Wade would give states more choice, not less, when it comes to regulating abortion.

There is no chance that every abortion would become illegal, just as under Roe no state has made every abortion legal. In the end, Americans can only come to terms with this complex issue by trusting the people of each state to make their own decisions through their elected legislatures.

 

 

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  1. Nani Tavares  •  Oct 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Two truths.

    1- Abortion is the killing of a human being.
    2- Kavanaugh did not attack Ford

    Anyone with a sliver of honesty and brains KNOW these two things to be true. They may want to argue. They may say they BELIEVE. But in the deepest part of their conscientiousness, they KNOW.

    The sad part, the truly horrific part is in putting a woman's convenience before a baby's life and ruining a man's life, career, and family for ideologic power, they have shown the true character of their integrity and soul.

    • Rizzo  •  Oct 3, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      Amen Nani!

    • Captainbinkman  •  Oct 9, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Life begins at conception. If a pregnant woman is murdered it's charged as a double murder. Why is that? Because that is a living human being and should be prescribed the rights of a human being. It's very hypocritical when the left talks about human rights, but yet supports abortion and death panels and yet they disapprove of the death penalty. Talk about inconsistent, this whole rights for me, but not for thee attitude. It's the same attitude they have for free speech. They want freedom of speech for themselves, but not for anyone else. The left is simply authoritarian.

  2. W. Thomas Paine  •  Oct 4, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Two truths.

    1- Abortion is a woman's personal choice and legal in all 50 states.
    2- Kavanaugh did attack Ford.

    Anyone with a sliver of honesty and brains Know these two things to be true. They may want to argue. They may say they BELIEVE. But in the deepest part of their conscientiousness, they KNOW.

    The sad part, the truly sad part is in putting a man's convenience before a woman's life, career, and family for ideologic and false religious power, Republicans have shown their true hatred for women and women's rights.

    • Nani Tavares  •  Oct 4, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      W. Thomas Paine.so you couldn’t create your own comment.
      And you do not have a sliver of honesty and intelligence. Am I suppose to feel sorry for you?

    • Mark  •  Oct 5, 2018 at 12:17 am

      Of course abortion is a woman's personal choice.

      So is first-degree murder.

  3. Armand  •  Oct 5, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Countries where abortion is illegal: Saudi, Brazil, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, UAE….all high IQ, low crime jurisdictions.
    Abortion is a tool in reducing in number a societies least cognitively endowed elements. Margaret Sanger was a true right winger, not the disgusting Christians who like collective bargaining police, govt subsidies to banks(who you can’t sue with their arbitration agreements) and who believe in the immoral construct of vicarious redemption.

    • Rizzo  •  Oct 5, 2018 at 6:15 am

      It is unfortunate your mom didn’t use that “tool” on you.

  4. Armand  •  Oct 5, 2018 at 7:53 am

    You’re just upset because you’ve been proven wrong many times by me, you’re stupid and you’re a religious moron.
    Israel is low IQ! Just like it’s MuslimArab neighbors
    Again, do you think the TARP bailout was a good thing?

  5. Captainbinkman  •  Oct 5, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    It's call Trump Derangement Syndrome. Also, what really bothers me about this whole situation is that everyone says they know the truth and knows what happened. The reality is, you were not there and you don't know what happened. You don't know the truth. Why? Because there is no your truth, there is no my truth, there is only THE Truth. This whole process has been about obtaining and maintaining power. That's why no on talks about Klayman v. Obama and Harbury v. Hayden or U.S. v. Askew. What about Salah v. Titan and Meshal v. Higgenbotham? No one wants to challenged Kavanaugh on his judicial opinions so they attacked him instead. This behavior is normal for those that politically reside on the liberal and left lens. All they talk about is power and if you challenge them they will attack you. Vote red and watch as the blue wave crashes and recedes upon the principles of our republic!

  6. Kpar  •  Oct 5, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Without getting into the "he said, she said" stuff, I would like to echo Michael's observation about Roe v. Wade. A reversal on this highly partisan decision would NOT make abortion illegal. Anywhere in the US.

    What it would do is turn the subject over to the individual sovereign states. People would have the opportunity (and, BTW, "people" includes both men AND women!) to elect representatives who would take into account their feelings on the ending of an innocent human life (the ultimate "innocence", as it were).

    This process was working its way through the nation when a series of federal judges short-circuited the whole thing. If there EVER was a subject that should be part of the political process, it would be the taking of a life. Roe v. Wade took those decisions away from the people, substituting the opinion of a few judges for the opinions of the folks.

    Democracy, indeed.

    Some have said that abortion was not a major desire of women- indeed, more women than men oppose abortion, but that it is more access to convenience for men who impregnate women and then try to avoid the responsibility of caring for the result of their activity.

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