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Roe is the Dred Scott Of Our Age

Ed Whelan in The Corner writes an excellent piece on the comparison between the Supreme Court's ruling in Dred Scott to Roe:

On this 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s dreadful decision in Roe v. Wade, permit me to quote from my Senate Judiciary Committee testimony in 2005:
Roe v. Wade marks the second time in American history that the Supreme Court has invoked "substantive due process" to deny American citizens the authority to protect the basic rights of an entire class of human beings. The first time, of course, was the Court’s infamous 1857 decision in the Dred Scott case (Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857)). There, the Court held that the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which prohibited slavery in the northern portion of the Louisiana Territories, could not constitutionally be applied to persons who brought their slaves into free territory...
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