Some Straight Talk from Joe Biden

Ready for a little Pin Ball Action? Opinionated Catholic linked to Catholics Against Joe Biden. They linked to which had an editorial on Senator Obama’s choice for running mate, Joe Biden.

Here’s a passage from that article:

MR. RUSSERT: Let me talk—turn to abortion. The ban on partial-birth abortions or late-term abortions, you supported that ban.
SEN. BIDEN: I did and I do.
MR. RUSSERT: And the Supreme Court came and basically upheld that ban…
SEN. BIDEN: That’s right.
MR. RUSSERT: …and you criticized the Supreme Court.
SEN. BIDEN: I’ll tell you why I criticized the Supreme Court. They upheld the ban, and then they engaged in what we lawyers call dicta that is frightening. You had an intellectually dishonest rationale for an honest justification for upholding the ban, and that was this: They went further, and then they, in the language associated with the decision said, by the way, they blurred whether there is the first trimester and third trimester in how much—I know this is going to sound arcane to the listeners—but whether or not they blurred the distinction between the government’s role in being involved in the first day and the ninth month.

They blurred the role in terms of whether or not there is—they became paternalistic, talking about the court could consider the impact on the mother and keeping her from making a mistake. This is all code for saying, “Here we come to undo Roe v. Wade.” And it went on to say, by the way, that the life of the mother was, in fact, permissible exception, and it went on to say that even—that any woman could challenge, even if her health is at risk, could come back to the court to challenge that. So the bottom line here is, what they did is not so much the decision, the actual outcome of the decision, it’s what attended the decision that portends for a real hard move on the court to undo the right of privacy. That’s what I’m criticizing about the court’s decision.

What? Sounds like, “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.” – John Kerry.


One Response to Some Straight Talk from Joe Biden

  1. onemom says:

    oh my …. that gave me a headache just reading it. I’m not sure how I would have handled that if I had been Tim Russert. Wow.

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