Via John J. Pitney Jr. , the word from Marci Hamilton that the Stupak amendment “violates the Constitution’s separation of church and state. The anti-abortion movement is plainly religious in motivation, and its lobbyists and spokespersons represent religious groups, as is illustrated by the fact that the most visible lobbyists in the Stupak Amendment’s favor have been the Catholic Bishops.”

Illegitimate motivation, eh? Pitney takes the right line: “By this standard, Professor Hamilton would have to conclude that the 1964 Civil Rights Act is also unconstitutional.” But in Marciworld, as First Things has noted before , there are many strange things growing.

At what point can one nominate her for the anti-Catholic of the year award?

Articles by Joseph Bottum

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