High court rulings and truth


How many of us ever wonder–what standing does the Supreme Court have in regard to truth? If a right-wing president is appointing the justices, we have one view of “absolute” law. If a moderate, another. If a liberal, yet another. How then can we citizens say with any deep confidence that its decisions are the final word–on anything?

Just reading someone’s blog post about the Supreme Court’s recent decision on partial-birth abortion. The very outspoken writer’s rant generated quite a few comments–as expected, some were reasoned responses, some were rants, full of accusations, half-truths, and inflammatory terminology. But I had to pass this one along:

If men could get pregnant, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion–we’d probably have drive-through abortion clinics on every corner.

A flippant response with a whole lot of history behind it.

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