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a new meaning of "pro-choice"

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Sep 23, 2005

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The LA Times has a fascinating commentary on the abortion issue by David Gelernter. He believes abortion should be legal, but acknowledges that the Supreme Cour trampled on democratic process in Roe v. Wade, in "one of the grossest power grabs American democracy ever faced."

He explains: "The American people had never written it into the Constitution, but the justices (closing their eyes and wishing hard) discovered it there anyway."

Gelernter takes the position-- rarely heard from those who style themselves "pro-choice"-- that the American people should have the right to set their own laws regarding abortion.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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