Monday, January 16, 2006

Selling Roe

Overturning Roe will let states decide
The Clarion-Ledger (Miss.), Jan. 3, 2006, at __.

Marc Harrold is correct to point out that "Common public misconception aside, overruling Roe does not instantly make abortion throughout the U.S. illegal; it simply returns the decision to state legislatures and electorates" ("Confirmation of Alito reveals hidden values" Dec. 9 guest column).

This is one area where liberals have been extremely successful: selling the overturning of Roe as analogous to rendering abortion illegal across the United States.

It is this misconception that renders all polls indicating a majority of Americans are in favor of Roe v. Wade meaningless