Do you know how upsetting this is to the pro-aborts? From LifeSiteNews:
Alan Dershowitz is not only one of the country’s most prolific legal commentators, he’s also one of the few to gain fans on both sides of the aisle. That’s because, despite being a self-professed liberal, Dershowitz exercises greater objectivity than most of his ideological brethren.
And he recently displayed that objectivity on CNBC. On Monday, he told Larry Kudlow:
I can’t find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it’s an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus. Look, I think women if they’re required to not have abortions could die and could — so I favor a woman’s right to choose. But I can’t find it in the Constitution. And everything I favor I don’t think is necessarily constitutionally based.
As a policy matter, Dershowitz is tragically wrong – the fetus’s life is actual, not potential, and pro-life principles do not mean that women must continue truly life-threatening pregnancies – but it’s refreshing that he refrains from using judicial malpractice to get what he wants.