March 17, 2006

States and Bioethics: Glenn McGee=Antonin Scalia?

A big debate around AMBI lately is whether States are better suited for resolving bioethics cases than the federal courts. Glenn McGee argues that states are better, at least in cases where there's no moral consensus. Seems he's in good company. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia blasted federal court involvement during a speech in which he argued "the public, through elected Legislatures -- not the courts -- should decide watershed questions such as the legality of abortion."

The quote allows that he could have been calling for federal legislation -- except he wasn't. Scalia is the most fervent supported of state's rights around. Except, perhaps, for Glenn.
- Alicia Ouellette

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