‘The Constitution does not take sides on the issue of abortion’

MINOT, N.D. — The U.S. Supreme Court, weeks after a draft opinion leaked and set off a firestorm of debate and protest, has finally issued an opinion overturning the Roe v. Wade precedent.

You’re going to hear a lot of strong opinions on that turn of events, and almost all of them will be rooted in how the person expressing the opinion feels about abortion.

That’s too bad, because what’s overlooked in that pro-choice/pro-life battle line is that the court isn’t really choosing a side here.

The court, decades after appointing itself the decider in the debate over abortion, is moving back to the middle.

“The issue before this Court, however, is not the policy or morality of abortion,” Justice Brett Kavanaugh writes in his opinion concurring with the court’s majority.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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