Saturday, August 23, 2014
From Couric interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Yahoo:… Yet the judge who did so much to advance the legal standing of women in the country is not a fan of the Roe v. Wade opinion, the landmark case that established a woman's right to an abortion. Ginsburg believes the court should have proceeded more cautiously, striking down Texas' more stringent abortion ban but then leaving it up to states to decide whether they would allow abortions or not. "So the problem with Roe v. Wade was, it not only declared the Texas law, the most extreme law, unconstitutional, but it made every law in the country, even the most liberal, unconstitutional," Ginsburg said. "And that gave the right-to-life people a single target to move at. And for them, it was a very effective target. It was nine unelected judges making a decision that they argued should be made by the individual state legislatures.