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Re: Anti-Pryor Votes



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Jonathan’s correspondent is overlooking a critical point. No matter how much Pryor deplores abortion, his view that the Constitution does not speak — one way or the other — to the matter means that (if he were free to disregard Supreme Court precedent) his views would have the same weight as any other voter’s. He understands, in other words, what it means to be a citizen in a constitutional republic. Those who would maintain Roe don’t.



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