20 November 2009

Hoist by its own petard

George Will predicts that the right to privacy constructed out of whole cloth enunciated in Roe v. Wade is what may eventually sink the pro-abortion healthcare law if challenged in court.
If government cannot proscribe or even "unduly burden"...access to abortion, how can government limit other important medical choices?

Democrats' health bills depend on forcing individuals to buy insurance or face severe fines or imprisonment. In 1994, the Congressional Budget Office said forcing individuals to buy insurance would be "an unprecedented form of federal action," adding: "The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States."

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