August 28, 2009


The Columbus Dispatch just wrapped up a series that followed seminarian Robert Bolding through his final year of study at The Pontifical College Josephinum, which I avidly followed and enjoyed.

George Weigel's latest column is an eye-catcher:
Sometimes, the veil slips.

It certainly did in a recent New York Times Magazine interview with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There, in the course of relating her surprise at the Court’s 1980 decision upholding the Hyde Amendment (which banned federal funding for abortion), Justice Ginsburg had the following to say about legal history, social policy, and political surprises: 'Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding of abortion.'”

1 comment:

William Luse said...

She's channeling Margaret Sanger. There was a lot about this in the news a few weeks ago, but it faded away because outrageous liberal utterances are always misinterpreted, taken out of context, "spun" by the opposition, and therefore always forgiveable.