From the second paragraph of the NY Times’ article on O’Connor’s resignation: “Justice O’Connor, 75, is widely viewed as the critical swing vote on abortion . . .”
There are, unfortunately, six Justices on the Court who embrace the power grab in Roe that deprived the American people of their constitutional power to determine abortion policy. It is misleading (and, I suspect, deliberately so) for the NY Times to mischaracterize O’Connor as “the critical swing vote on abortion.” (On partial-birth abortion, yes–but don’t ever expect the NY Times to even acknowledge that issue.)
If the NY Times and others in the liberal media had done a better, more honest job over the years reporting the facts, they would not be reporting the mistaken impressions that they have helped to generate.