“And yet we may ask: Why need the advocates before the bar make themselves complicit in this charade? Why would it not be possible to speak in this way:
“May it please the Court, the case law on this subject cannot admit the possibility that the life extinguished in abortion has never been anything less than human and innocent from its first moments. that premise cannot be woven into our case law as it now stands. But the strictures of our positive law cannot compel people to blind themselves to the truths taught in every textbook on embryology, or to bar themselves from thinking or speaking the truth that everyone knows about the small lives being poisoned or dismembered in these surgeries. I reserve the right to speak that truth to myself even as I take up this argument in the only language this Court will now hear.”
Read the whole piece “Abortion and the Court Without Scalia” here.