Miers echoes Planned Parenthood

In speeches she gave in the early 1990s in which she spoke against “legislating morality,” Harrier Miers made it clear that she is on the side of those who have used the 14th Amendment to strip state and local governments of their legitimate powers relating to school prayer, sexual behavior, abortion and so on. She is a modern liberal. What is there to discuss?

This is from the Washington Post:

Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers said in a speech more than a decade ago that “self-determination” should guide decisions about abortion and school prayer and that in cases where scientific facts are disputed and religious beliefs vary, “government should not act.”…

“The ongoing debate continues surrounding the attempt to once again criminalize abortions or to once and for all guarantee the freedom of the individual women’s [sic] right to decide for herself whether she will have an abortion,” Miers said.

Those seeking to resolve such disputes would do well to remember that “we gave up” a long time ago on “legislating religion or morality,” she said. And “when science cannot determine the facts and decisions vary based upon religious belief, then government should not act.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 26, 2005 12:58 PM | Send

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