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  •  The thing to do about this is to .... (none)
    ... try to get some guarantees of civil rights in exchange for not fillabustering Roberts. Introduce two (or maybe three) constitutional amendments. (The six month part is arbitrary. If you don't like it, you fill in the blank.) They could read like this:

    Amendment XXVIII:
    Congress shall make no law infringing the ability of a victim of incest to terminate an unwanted pregnancy within the first six months.

    Amendment XXIX:
    Congress shall make no law infringing the ability of a victim of rape to terminate an unwanted pregnancy within the first six months.

    Amendment XXX:
    Congress shall make no law infringing the ability of a victim of unlawful intercourse to terminate an unwanted pregnancy within the first six months.

    Push 'em and pass 'em in that order. Let the Republicans defend incest and rape, as they push the police state nominee and defend treason in cases where they do it.

    For the time being, all you ladies in sector QT can report to the impregnation center. All your uterii belong to us.

    •  The last one makes the other two redundant (none)
      unless incest and rape aren't unlawful intercourse somewhere.  

      The last one, though, would be harder to pass, because of date rape.  This is a political observation and not a comment on the merits.

      On the merits, all three of your amendments need language that makes clear you're talking about a pregnancy that results from the relevant unlawful act.  Right now they all read as if one instance of rape or intercourse gives the victim a lifetime constitutional right to abortion in the first two trimesters.

      Join the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy -- www.acslaw.org

      by yella dawg dem on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 11:36:00 AM PDT

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