Sunday, February 18, 2007
Top Quality Legal Analysis
On the Chron front page: "McCain: Outlaw Abortion."
Republican presidential candidate John McCain, looking to improve his standing with the party's conservative voters, said Sunday the court decision that legalized abortion should be overturned.Hmm... let's see if we can count the errors:
"I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned," the Arizona senator told about 800 people in South Carolina, one of the early voting states.
Overturning Roe v. Wade won't suddenly ban abortion.
Roe v. Wade didn't "legalize" abortion, it made it impossible to "illegalize" it.
It's not like the concept is entirely foreign to the writer, either:
Conservatives question McCain's opposition to a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. He opposes same-sex marriage, but says it should be regulated by the states.
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