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  •  The forced birthers made 3 successive attempts (9+ / 0-)

    in Colorado over the last six years and lost by successively bigger margins.  They kept trying to tweak and disguise it but voters wouldn't have any of it.  It was probably also a carrot to get voters out to vote Republican but they really did expect to get it passed at least the first time.

    The ultimate goal is to get it passed and then have the Roberts Court uphold it when it winds up in the Supreme Court.  All they need is one state to pass it to get it on track to the Supreme Court.

    It is probably no accident that they tried Mississippi because it was probably a more sure thing than Nebraska or North Dakota.  The fact that Mississippi rejected this Supreme Court strategy leaves very few places where they can try it again.  Every time it fails it gets harder to get it passed somewhere else.

    •  Lucky if it made it to Appeals Court (1+ / 0-)
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      I doubt the Roberts Court wants to touch this with a ten foot pool. They would have no choice but to strike it down. If any state does manage to pass a zygotes are people too bill, I expect it would be instantly struck down in Federal Court and quite likely Appeals won't even bother to hear it. If Appeals upholds, I would be absolutely shocked if the SCOTUS did anything other then refuse to hear it with no comment.

    •  THis was my thought too -- (6+ / 0-)

      if they can't pass it in Mississippi, they can't pass it.  I know the battle over reproductive freedom is going to continue, but I don't think the Republicans at the national level are going to have any luck with a personhood amendment.  Most people in the US support abortion access at least in the first trimester.  And in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother.  The fact that the Mississippi bill didnt' even include exceptions for the life or health of the mother made it horrific, barbaric, in my eyes; but it also made me suspect it would lose.  

      Not by as big a margin as I'd like to see, though.

      It's an astounding measure of how fanatical and out of touch with reality the forced birthers are.

    •  From your mouth to the FSM's orecchiette. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. - Edward R. Murrow

      by jayjaybear on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 05:58:35 AM PST

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