In the wake of Proposition 8’s passage, the folks at Pajamas Media asked me to offer my thoughts on the initiative. I did. And they posted it. Let me offer you the first three paragraphs:
While a strong supporter of legalized abortion, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has long been critical of the court’s 1973 decision Roe v. Wade preventing states from banning abortion.Â She believes the ruling prevented the nation from reaching a consensus on abortion and contributed to societal divisions which continue today on the controversial issue.
Last month at Princeton University, she said that, in handing down Roe, the court “bit off more than it could chew.” She would have preferred a more incremental decision which “would have been an opportunity for a dialogue with the state legislators.” With more input from elected state representatives, we might have moved closer to a national consensus on abortion.
As it is with abortion, so too should it be with gay marriage.Â The issue will continue to divide us unless we bring the people, either directly or through their <em>elected</em> representatives, into the process.
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