Thursday, February 08, 2007

Judicial Activism A Threat To The Unborn

"Once you read that 'no state can prohibit abortion,' there is no use debating it. Abortion has been driven off the democratic stage, coast to coast," he said, preventing individual states from passing laws that reflect the wishes of their residents.
Words two weeks ago from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

If the term "judicial activism" is unclear to you, it would certainly help you to get an appreciation for this current dynamic in the ongoing fight for the rights of the unborn.

The article referenced here deals with the American context but it summarizes well the same dangerous principle of judicial activism at work in Canada, as we recently witnessed in Ontario.

For a review of Rory Leishman's recent book on judicial activism in Canada, click here.


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