Alito And Abortion

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

According to liberals, Sam Alito will work to "turn back the clock" on abortion rights. They believe he will undoubtedly overturn Roe v. Wade the first minute he gets the opportunity to do so. Of course, they know no more than we do on how Alito will handle said case, because he is a stellar judge and has in his career ruled based on the law, not his feelings or personal preferences.

The lies coming from the Left are best summed up by this cartoon, suggesting Alito believes a woman should first get her husband's permission before getting an abortion.

They point to Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the case where Alito of the 3rd District Court of Appeals argued a Pennsylvania law that required women seeking abortions to inform their husbands should have been upheld.

The Supreme Court would eventually overturn the Pennsylvania law Alito upheld, thanks to Sandra Day O'Connor's curious "undue burden" requirement.

But the point is Judge Alito never ruled a woman must get her husband's permission before getting an abortion, only that he should be notified before it happens. After all, no one wants to be that guy who comes home from the Sports Authority with new gloves and baseball bats only to find out his son is no more. If anything the notification law is common courtesy.