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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Here it Comes

“The centuries of special protection for the privacy of the home are over."
-Supreme Court Justice Roberts, March 23, 2006

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
-Fourth Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America

“Wow.. A Supreme Court Justice against the right to privacy.. I wonder if that could have an impact on anything else?”

“In this landmark decision the Court declared that laws prohibiting abortion represented a violation of a women's right to privacy. While the right to privacy does exist as such in the Constitution it has long been interpreted to exist as an umbrella created by the first 5 amendments in the Bill of Rights. By creating this precedent abortion became legal in all 50 states.”
-Social Studies Help Center on Roe v Wade

“Enjoy your rights while you can ladies.. You aren’t going to have them for long. Lest all of you think that the War on Choice is all about preventing abortion, I give you the State of Missouri.”

“The Missouri House voted Wednesday to ban state funding of contraceptives for low-income women and to prohibit state-funded programs from referring those women to other programs.
Critics jumped on the proposal, saying it would lead to more abortions and more unwanted children on welfare.
But the proposal’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Susan Phillips of Kansas City, said contraceptive services were an inappropriate use of tax dollars. ‘If doctors want to give contraception privately or personally, they can,’ Phillips said. ‘But we don’t need to pay for contraception with taxpayer funds.’”
-Kansas City Star, March 16, 2006

“The part I appreciate most about this is that, despite the worry about paying for contraception with taxpayer funds, the program would also keep state-funded programs from referring women to other programs, something that I would think would be ‘no cost’. This isn’t about abortion, or tax money, or anything else like that. This is about making sure that women don’t have sex, and if they do they should suffer for it. I’m sure that these are the same people who complain about ‘welfare mothers’ who use tax money to support their children. Some days I just don’t understand the world.”


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