Roe v Wade - 1973 abortion case


Kreskin
#1
I often hear Republicans complain about activist judges and 'legislating from the bench'. The case most often pointed to is Roe V Wade. So I decided to do my own research on who appointed these activists.

The supreme court justices involved in the matter were appointed as follows. The letter 'M' signifies majority or consenting opinion. The 'D' is dissenting:

Renquist - D (appointed by Nixon - Rep)
Powell - M (appointed by Nixon - Rep)
Blackmun - M (appointed by Nixon - Rep)
White - D (appointed by Kennedy - Dem)
Burger - M (appointed by Nixon - Rep)
Brennan - M (appointed by Eisenhower - Rep)
Douglas - M (appointed by FDR - Dem)
Stewart - M (appointed by Eisenhower - Rep)
Marshall - M (appointed by Johnson - Dem)

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/crs/rl33225.pdf

As you can see, 6 of the 9 justices on the court in 1973 were appointed by Republicans. One of the two dissenting opinions were Democrats. So the next time someone brings up this case pointing to liberal R v W judges, tell them 5 of 7 in the majority were Republican appointees.

Also, the scope of the decision was limited up to viability of the fetus.
Last edited by Kreskin; Sep 21st, 2008 at 09:47 PM..
 
tracy
#2
When people are talking about liberal activist judges, it isn't just about abortion. It's about gay marriage and issues like banning the pledge of allegiance in schools. Personally, I think it's a bit of a red herring anyways, but that's another issue....

The Republican party used to be much more about limiting government's role in the lives of ordinary citizens so R vW seems to be in line with that. Nowadays the party has completely changed. They still pay lip service to a smaller government role, but they have expanded the government more and more and more.
 
Walter
#3
Study: 95 Percent of Biologists Say Life Begins at Conception
https://pjmedia.com/trending/study-9...at-conception/

When else would it start?
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Study: 95 Percent of Biologists Say Life Begins at Conception
https://pjmedia.com/trending/study-9...at-conception/

When else would it start?

Sperm are alive. How else would they be able to swim to the egg?





Every time you cum in your pants, Wally, you are murdering your sperm.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Sperm are alive. How else would they be able to swim to the egg?





Every time you cum in your pants, Wally, you are murdering your sperm.

Yet you are ok with killing perfectly viable human beings in the womb .
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#6
Yeah, and having been born at 7 months, I call that "CHILD KILLING".

MURDER EVEN.

IS THAT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ONE THIRD OF THE CHILDREN THAT ARE RENTED TOO CLIFFY?
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
-1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Study: 95 Percent of Biologists Say Life Begins at Conception
https://pjmedia.com/trending/study-9...at-conception/

When else would it start?


So when will men be charged with murder for not having sex with women?
 
Walter
#8
The Right To Life Is The Foundation Of Freedom Itself
https://www.dailywire.com/news/49989...kevin-mccarthy

Yep.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
-1
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

The Right To Life Is The Foundation Of Freedom Itself
https://www.dailywire.com/news/49989...kevin-mccarthy

Yep.


So when will men be charged with murder for not having sex with women?
 
Walter
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

So when will men be charged with murder for not having sex with women?

Incoherent.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Incoherent.


Avoidance.
 
Walter
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Avoidance.

Nope.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#13
 

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