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As the supreme court tussles continue, is Roe v Wade turning into an albatross around the Democrats' neck? Plus the return of Scooter Libby

By Tumbler   February 2006

Fetishising Roe v Wade Liberals are bewailing the replacement on the supreme court of the moderate Sandra Day O’Connor by the conservative Catholic Samuel Alito. But on the basis of a convivial and not altogether sober conversation with Justice Antonin Scalia at a seasonal party, Tumbler is confident that Roe v Wade, the bedrock 1973 decision permitting abortion, is pretty safe. Scalia is an engaging fellow, and confided to Tumbler that he could not for the life of him understand why the Democrats had allowed themselves to be trapped into making a fetish of Roe v Wade. Indeed, he said,…

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