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    We can oppose her, I would oppose any Supreme Court pick by Bush.  But to paraphrase Kos, what does that bring us?  Another nominee by Bush.  Whom I'm sure we won't like, nonetheless we've got 3 years left in his term.  We can't block the process that whole time and leave the court vacant.  That's not going to be the way to win elections that will allow our side to do the picking.

    The rules say he gets to pick, we don't get to pick.  Presidents generally pick judges who agree with them.  This sucks in the case of Bush.  But we don't have a majority in the Senate, our minority can only filibuster.  

    The stakes wouldn't be as high if our only real abortion rights weren't based on a Supreme Court case.  So let's try and change that, lets be sneaky.  Let's get around their get arounds.  We've been on the brink of that ruling for over 25 years now.  

    Let's change the battleground somewhat, fight on more fronts, make pharmalogical abortion more available.  Get legislation passed allowing abortion where we can, Roe v Wade is a ruling striking down a law that forbade abortions, on the grounds of privacy in the constitution.  We need to try to pass more laws favorable to abortion, even in this climate.  There is no constitutional definition of when life begins or what "murder" is that can overturn them.

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