Silly or sad
“Almost 50 years ago, a young presidential candidate named John F. Kennedy declared, ‘I do not speak for my church on public matters, and the church does not speak for me.’ Americans put aside worries about his Catholic faith and elected him to our nation’s highest office.
“But for many liberals today, what’s good enough for a Kennedy in the White House isn’t good enough for a Kennedy on the Supreme Court. [. . .] Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the 5-4 majority opinion in Gonzales v. Carhart upholding the 2003 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. [. . .]
“Liberal critics just can’t believe that a majority of Americans find this procedure immoral. [. . .]
“Instead, pro-choice liberals resort to the claim that the decision in Carhart must come not from reason, but from the justices’ personal religious beliefs.
“The five justices in the Carhart majority — Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito — are Catholic. But as a critique of the Supreme Court’s work, the claim is plain silly, if not sad.”
John Yoo, writing on “Partial Birth Bigotry,” in the April 28-29 edition of the Wall Street Journal