The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Obamacare ruling and Roe v Wade: they can't have it both ways
"The role of the courts is not to look for expansive opportunities to invalidate an act of Congress - it is to rule narrowly as possible and leave intact the intent of the legislation. So I'm sure that will be a matter of intense discussion and debate as this case moves forward in the courts." said Obama aide, David Axelrod from a makeshift office in the West Wing.
"Today's ruling - issued by Judge Vinson in the Northern District of Florida - is a plain case of judicial overreaching. The judge's decision contradicts decades of Supreme Court precedent that support the considered judgment of the democratically elected branches of government..."
Well, overturning "the considered judgment of the democratically elected branches of government" when they did not "rule as narrowly as possible" to "leave intact the intent of the legislation"is exactly what the Supreme Court did when they legalized abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy.And, apparently Judge Vinson's decision is much better reasoned and better written that Justice Blackmans's travesty!
But you knew that!Let's enjoy it while we can!Anne