Steve Bainbridge raises the question: “Does any theory of constitutional interpretation that validates Roe v. Wade constitutes material cooperation with evil?” Like a number of the respondents at the site just linked, I’m going to rephrase the question–but only slightly–in the hope of clarifying some of the issues involved. “Does any theory of constitutional interpretation that yields a requirement that a private right to kill unborn human beings be recognized constitute material cooperation with evil?” My answer is no. If “abortion rights” really were in the Constitution–if, say, there were a constitutional amendment saying, “The right to kill unborn human beings shall not be infringed by the states or the federal government”–then we would have a moral obligation to amend the Constitution. Perhaps our moral obligations to the government would be affected–would judges in some cases have to resign? I’d have to think that through further. I’m pretty sure that it would not be immoral to read the Constitution to include what would clearly be in it. Another interesting question: When, as a matter of practical judgment, is one warranted in concluding that someone’s creative constitutional theory of Roe has been devised solely to justify it?
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
Beware: Those arguing the Dems are making a miscalculation have got it all wrong.
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
A radical new rule would politicize the classroom and very likely trample the free-speech and religious-liberty rights of teachers.
Among other issues, the bill guts the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and includes an apparent abortion mandate.
She made her comments during a hearing by the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Its ‘surge’ characterization jars strikingly with an Axios graphic showing COVID-related hospitalizations among adults and children over the last four months.
With the pandemic likely to recede, the best stimulus will be a return to normalcy — not this monstrosity.
He’d use the agency as a weapon in the culture war — like he’s done against me in California.
V-C Day is coming. Get ready to light this candle.