Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I OPPOSE the nomination of John Roberts!


The BlogSheroes Community
opposes the nomination of John Roberts

We are a group of writers who are passionately committed to supporting women’s basic freedom as citizens of the United States. We are appealing to you as free citizens dedicated to political growth, fairness and the spirit of Liberty guaranteed in the US Constitution.
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In defending a religious minority’s demand to impose their religious customs on the majority(1), in attacking Congress' right to regulate commerce under national standards (2) and in stating that using the full extent of the law in cases involving minors is necessary to promote "parental awareness of commission delinquent acts” (3); John Roberts has advocated positions which

(1) are skewed to the ideology of religious extremists,
(2) balkanize the country into a loose mesh of little republics
(3) coerce a moral outcome based on a restrictive fundamentalist view through legal means

The extremist religious minority in this country have used the excuse of the states' compelling interest in children's welfare as a reason to seek limits to the Constitution through unfettered limitation of reproductive rights on the state level. All across the country laws have been passed curtailing the movement of minors from one state to the other in search of abortions. Some states have even made it a capital offense punishable with the death penalty to aid a minor with no parental consent. This is appalling.

Some of us are mothers and fathers and we would most certainly want the government to uphold our rights to choose how to parent our children without intervention of the government. But these laws act completely to the contrary. They do not protect the right to privately decide how to raise a family, but rather prevent it.

These laws impose a view of parenting that may actually be harmful to many underage women in need of an abortion. To restrict their individual rights and define them as extensions of their parents or guardians endangers young women’s lives. Judge Roberts' rulings can become a weapon for extremists who would impose their reproductive agendas against the will of their underage yet sexually mature daughters. It exposes young women in abusive or coercive situations to further abuse and physical danger.

We advocate Freedom.

It's a long, but worthy read.


Blogger oldwhitelady said...

Hi SB_Gypsy.
What a good post to put up. Thank you!

Oh, now off topic... but... please don't hurt me... you've been selected to participate in this meme.
Now, it does say that if you don't want to or don't have time, that's ok. Thanks:)

9:05 PM, September 21, 2005  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Hey OWL,

Thanks for selecting me - can't do it here at work, but I'll have a ball with it fri nite or sat morning...

8:36 AM, September 22, 2005  

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