Laurence Tribe’s Fact-Free Defense of Abortion Rights

Laurence Tribe outside the Supreme Court in 2000. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)The Harvard Law professor has trouble with basic facts — or perhaps he prefers to disregard them to suit his agenda.

A  cherished myth of abortion-rights supporters is making the rounds again, this time peddled by someone who should know better: Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe. Despite having argued dozens of cases before the United States Supreme Court, Tribe evidently has difficulty uncovering basic facts. Or perhaps, like most blind defenders of the right to kill unborn human beings, he simply disregards them as needed to suit his agenda.

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On Sunday, the esteemed professor asserted that white supremacists oppose abortion. He then used this false claim to insinuate a sinister connection between racist and pro-life views:

White Supremacists oppose abortion because they fear it’ll reduce the number of white infants and thus contribute to what they fear as non-white “replacement.” Never underestimate the way these issues and agendas are linked. This turns “intersectionality” on its head.

— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 11, 2019

Here Tribe manages to get everything wrong but the part that undermines his argument. There is indeed a link between abortion

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