Monday, April 28, 2008

Scalia Says Constitution Does Not Prohibit, Permit Abortion Rights

Scalia Via the Daily Women's Health Policy Report:

When asked about abortion and other topics during an interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia confessed "to being a social conservative" but said it "does not affect [his] views on cases," USA Today reports (USA Today, 4/25). "On the abortion thing, for example, if indeed I were ... trying to impose my own views, I would not only be opposed to Roe v. Wade, I would be in favor of the opposite view, which the antiabortion people would like to see adopted, which is to interpret the Constitution to mean that a state must prohibit abortion," Scalia said. When Stahl asked, "And you're against that?" Scalia replied, "Of course," adding that there is "nothing" in the Constitution to support that view (AP/, 4/24).

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