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1.17.2006

Uh Oh

There was a mind numbing Supreme Court ruling today upholding Oregon's assisted suicide law. But the big news was there was a three person dissent to the ruling: Justice Scalia (very conservative), Justice Thomas (the Anita Hill guy who is also very conservative) and Chief Justice Roberts (the new guy that just got confirmed). Get ready for a bold new conservative world. This is gonna get ugly once Alito gets there.

6 comments:

gofish said...

Ugly? It's ugly now. Why do the people that want to kill babies and the elderly opposed to the death penalty for criminals? On the other hand, why are people claiming to be pro-life often enthralled with killing criminals? In the hands of liberals, we certainly haven't seen a litany of good decisions. Maybe it's time to try someone else.

kehk said...

No one is running around saying let's whack Grandma, but not the criminal.

Is Grandma sick? Is she dying? Is she of sound mind? Is she able to make the decision to be done suffering?

This was a decision regarding the assisted suicide law, it's not comparable to Pro Life and the Death Penalty.

Let's not lose focus here. I actually believe there is a difference between killing babies and the dealth penalty and assisted suicides for terminally ill patients.

If you don't think people have the right to die if they chose to, let's focus on that and leave the cute little embryos alone.

Anonymous said...

its about time

Anonymous said...

Then why do these people who are okay with assisted suicide think it' s so awful when someone who does not have a terminal illness decides to kill themselves? They chose to die...

Anonymous said...

11:22 - what in the world are you talking about? Those who support Oregon's right to die law have not expressed an opinion on suicide of non-terminal people. Those people must have some severe mental problems. Healthy suicide people are quite different from terminally ill people of sound mind who, with the agreement of 2 doctors, choose to end their own suffering at a time they choose.

Oregon's law was passed by its voters. No one is required to use it - it's just an available option for some painfully ill people.

Anonymous said...

I hope that should I become terminally ill that I would have the option of assisted suicide. Just as I am glad to have the right to have an abortion if I conceived from a rape. I don't understand how people that believe life begins at conception can take the pill. At least the Catholic church is consistent in their doctrine. No pill, no abortion, though I disagree, at least they are not hypocrites. It amazes me that protestant preachers with only 2 kids speak out against abortion. I would say the odds are pretty strong someone was on the pill.