November 21, 2004

Abortion tactics

Julie Saltman makes the case that the new abortion provision may run afoul of the Constitution. But that seems to be the whole point, doesn't it? Slip in a minor anti-abortion provision into a big bill, watch it get struck down by the Supreme Court, and then wail on about goddamned activist judges? Envision the ads here: "Liberal judges are forcing doctors to give abortions!" If I were a pro-life conservative, this is exactly the strategy I would devise.
-- Brad Plumer 11:22 PM || ||