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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 06:13 PM
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Ginsburg: Roe will hold

'We will never go back to the way it once was,' Ginsburg says. AP


ASPEN, Colo. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared Thursday that abortions would continue to be available to women regardless of the legal challenges now being waged by opponents of Roe v. Wade.

"Over a generation of young women have grown up, understanding they can control their own reproductive capacity, and in fact their life's destiny," Ginsburg said in rare public remarks. "We will never go back to the way it once was." ...

In a wide-ranging 45-minute discussion here at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Ginsburg spoke about the collegial relationship among justices on the court, her role in bolstering women's rights, her long ties to nominee Elena Kagan and the recent death of her husband of 56 years, Marty.

On her own health, the 77-year-old Ginsburg said: "I'm just fine," despite being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.

In deeply personal comments, Ginsburg opened her remarks praising her late husband for his open-minded nature, for being a good cook and for being the "smartest man I knew."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/39523.html#ix...

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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 06:54 PM
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1. She is very brave for daring
to express her opinion during these contentious times. I looked at several RW blogs today, and they're furious at her remarks. I am wondering if she reached her conclusion because she knows that most members of the court would not vote to overturn Roe? Does she know something we don't know, or is she "wishful thinking?" Anyway, from her mouth to god's ear.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 08:50 PM
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3. Kennedy's history indicates he would vote only to revise Roe, they need one more vote to overturn
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 06:56 PM
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2. She's right, because overturning Roe would doom the ReBPublicans for a decade or more.
And the ReBPublican activist judges on SCOTUS know that just as well as anyone.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 08:50 PM
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4. Your assuming they care
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-10 09:01 PM
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6. You may have a point. the did hire a dumbass Chair. nt
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 08:52 PM
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5. Your Body, Your choice - from abortion to where you drink, I stand by the ideal. Others don't
I stand with the principle, I wish more dems did.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-10 09:26 PM
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7. I love her and I hope she's right.
I consider her nomination to the bench one of Clinton's true, enduring accomplishments.
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mr_liberal Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-10 10:51 PM
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8. This is very bad news imo.
Sounds to me like she's saying, it doesn't matter if I get replaced by a Republican president, Roe v Wade will not be overturned. I think she's wrong, and she saying this for selfish reasons.

If she doesn't retire in Obama's first term and he doesn't get reelected (which he very well may not) then she is going to be replaced by a republican president.

I think she's feeling the pressure and this remark is a reaction to it.
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