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Linda Hirshman, Lunatic

She wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on the terrible consequences of a McCain victory. “Moreover, a Supreme Court that reversed Roe could also rule more broadly that the fetus is a person under the Fourteenth Amendment. Such a ruling would be the flip side of Roe, making state support of abortion a constitutional offense.” Number of justices needed for such a ruling? Five. Number of justices who have ever taken this position? Zero. Hirshman may as well say that McCain’s Court would outlaw fiat money and force a return to the gold standard.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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