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Published: Sunday, Aug. 31 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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saratoga springs, UT

Seems that more and more the judiciary is over riding the will of the voters. The legislate from the bench mentality is frightening, every American should stand up and take notice before our right to vote becomes useless.

slc, UT

Once again the courts are not writing laws they are determining if the laws passed regardless if passed by popular vote or the legislature violate federal law or the constitution, that is their job It's way past time for this legislating from the bench talking point went away, it fails on every logical level.

Ogden, UT

@dawgdeelux 9:58 p.m. Aug. 31, 2014

No "legislation from the bench" is happening. When the people or their representatives enact a law that is in compliance with the US Constitution, the courts uphold it. When the people or their representatives enact a law that is not in compliance with the US Constitution, the courts strike it down. That is how it has always been. That is how it still is. That is how things are supposed to work. Nothing has changed.

Kudos to the judges and to the courts for doing their job the way it is supposed to be done.

Karen R.
Houston, TX

@ dawgdeelux

What are our courts for if not to rule on whether a law is constitutional? No, a more accurate conclusion might be that the laws that have been whittling away at a woman's right to choose are now bumping up against the Constitution.

Hayden, ID

It sure is difficult to be born in America!

slc, UT

@moutain man

Accordining to the CDC less then 1.4 perecent of pregnancies in the US end in abortion.

Hayden, ID

@ Intervention. "Over a third of all pregnancies are unintended and about a fifth end in induced abortion." (Wikipedia). So with you human beings are only percentages? Just bad luck for the 20% I guess! To bad they didn't have a say in the "choice".

salt lake, UT

Three things
One, I just checked wiki and they state the rate as .17%
Two, you sight wikki (and incorrecytly at that) and intervention sights the CDC, who do you think we should take seriously?
Three, your comment "So with you human beings are only percentages?" Presumes we all agree with your definition of when life begins.

Hayden, ID

Tolstoy. I have no idea what you are talking about. I rechecked Wikipedia (the correct spelling) and nothing you quoted from them was mentioned, nothing!
There is replicating human DNA, unique to that individual, present at conception. When DNA replicates, life has begun! When DNA stops replicating, the organism dies. That's not my opinion that's science! Just bad luck for all the humans who had someone else make their choices for them, right?
And by the way its SITES that are quoted not "sights" (as you said) and I do take life seriously and so should you and not just your own!

salt lake, UT

Actually no you are wrong again, sceince makes no claims to when life begins or ends it is purely your opinion.

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