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Old 07-21-2005, 06:34 AM   #46
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no matter which way you lean politically, i think we can all agree that this isn't good news for American women.
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I do indeed find it very disappointing that Bush couldn't have chosen a woman. I believe that some of the women who were mentioned as possible nominees were every bit as talented and qualified as Roberts.

And it does concern me that he does not seem to be a big defender of reproductive rights or of human rights in general.

That said, I think we could have probably done much worse. He seems to be a moderate, at least when compared with Scalia or Thomas, and despite my political leanings, I must admit that in a purely legal and academic sense, he is excellently qualified for the job.

We'll see what comes out of the confirmation hearings.
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I was keeping my fingers crossed for a woman,but Ive been holding my breath for a woman president too.

I really hope he proves to be a moderate conservative.
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I already don't trust the guy just based upon that Little Lord Fauntleroy outfit on that kid of his
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no matter which way you lean politically, i think we can all agree that this isn't good news for American women.


Is the appointment of a conservative male defacto "bad news" for women???
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Generally, yes, considering that the foremost male conservatives today seem to be calling for an end to reproductive rights (and we're not just talking abortion here) and a return to the days when a woman was either a wife and mother or an "old maid."
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Generally, yes, considering that the foremost male conservatives today seem to be calling for an end to reproductive rights (and we're not just talking abortion here)
Then what else are we talking about?
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Access to birth control and emergency contraception (particularly for young women, poor women, alien women), access to reproductive health services even when they have nothing to do with abortion...

Here I'm thinking of laws or proposed laws allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill birth control or emergency contraception prescriptions, for example.
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Is the appointment of a conservative male defacto "bad news" for women???


reproductive rights aside -- and i do, of course, agree with Pax and find it a little amusing when uterus-free men try to regulate the contents of a woman's uterus -- i think that it's rather shameful that there's only one woman on the highest court in the land that is most influential part of the government when it comes to the messier cultural laws that we all get so upset about.
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It would be very interesting if only women could decide (vote?) on reproductive rights,
i. e., abortion, birth control, RU486, right to refuse to sell such, etc.
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Roberts is good news for unborn American women.
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and born-again?
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My primary concern is with taking care of American women who already here and dealing with the repercussions of unfair and unnecessarily restrictive legislation (primarily dreamed up, crafted, and passed into law, of course, by...straight white males).
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http://www.movingideas.org/content/e...urt_action.htm

This sight is going to keep updating his views.

His corporate record is very troubling also.

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the distraction about reproductive rights
is serving the administration well.

he is the dream pick for corporate america - chamber of commerce groups, also for the administration’s troubling executive power grab.
these cases will most likely be coming before the court in the years ahead.


All that said,

his confirmation is fait accompli

I predict he will get well over 80 votes to confirm.



The attention should be put back

On Rove and the Administration’s cover–up, obstruction of justice.
This is real, “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
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