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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Folly that Continues to Be Ave Maria Town

Professor Rice has an excellent analysis in the February 18, 2010 edition of The Wanderer on the controversy of abortion and Ave Maria Town. (h/t AveWatch)

The money quote:

The underlying problem here is that the architects of the Ave Maria scheme undertook to create a town and exempt it from the constitutional restrictions that apply to state and local governments and to private persons assuming public functions by the operation of such a town. The incoherence of that course legally means that it will apparently be up to the abortionists to decide whether some abortions will be performed in Ave Maria Town. Any claim to the contrary is, in my opinion, a misrepresentation.
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