Saturday, April 16, 2005


The Wingnuttia disdain for the "right to privacy" is generally understood to derive from a contempt for the legal reasoning behind the Roe v. Wade decision. However, that concept and phrase come from the earlier case, Griswold v. Connecticut, which declared unconstitutional any laws preventing the sale use of contraception to by married couples.

Those who would undo the "right to privacy" would undo Griswold. If/when the Court is tipped, we will truly get a "red state/blue state" divide as the sex-obsessed rush to ban contraception. Of course, the party of federalism's disdain for federalism won't prevent the feds from getting involved, although I'm assuming that would be politically unpopular enough nationally so that it wouldn't happen.

...and, in a related note, abortion law in Iran is now less strict than Radical Mullahs FristChrist and Santorum would give us...