"I dissent...
I cannot accept the Court investing mothers and doctors
with a constitutional right to exterminate human life.
This is an exercise of raw judicial power
that the Constitution does not extend to this Court.
It dis-entitles the people and the legislatures
to govern their own affairs."


"The Court's position is that the whim or caprice of the putative mother
is valued more than the life or potential life of the fetus,
and guarantees the right of abortion at her request
if she is able to find a medical advisor willing to undertake the procedure --
even in pregnancies that pose no danger whatsoever
to the life or health of the mother --
but are unwanted for any one or more of a variety of reasons --
convenience, family planning, economics, dislike of children,
the embarassment of illegitimacy, etc."

Retired USA Supreme Court Justice Byron White died yesterday, April 15, 2002. He was 84, the same age JFK would now be if he were still alive. They were both 44 years old when JFK appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1962. He was JFK's first (of two) Supreme Court appointees, and he served for 31 years before retiring in 1993. JFK had 100% confidence and respect for Byron White and knew the character and abilities of the man he and Bobby trusted explicitly.

JFK and White first met in England (when JFK's father was Ambassador to London) and again during World War II when both were serving in the Solomons. It was Byron White who wrote the intelligence report on the sinking of PT-109*.

Before the war Byron White had been the highest paid football player in the history of the world, and had also received the highest marks ever achieved in Yale Law School. After the war, and while practicing law in Colorado, White got recruited into JFK's presidential campaign and after the election Bobby chose him as his Deputy Attorney General, and then recommended him for Supreme Court Justice - a decision JFK agreed with wholeheartedly.

Byron White was a judicial extension of JFK, and would have deported himself in a manner that JFK approved. He is considered one of the most accomplished men of the 20th century. His impact on the Court and American Law is enormous, not least of all for his defense of the unborn. Justice White voted against the 1973 landmark decision, Roe vs Wade, which gave women the right to abortion-on-demand. At the top of page are excerpts from his dissenting opinion.

All the best,
Jackie Jura, 2002

* Report on the Loss of PT 109 and Subsequent Rescue of Survivors, by Byron R. White, Lieutenant (jg), USNR, MTB Flotilla ONE Intelligence Officer, 13 January 1944


Chief Justice Rehnquist dies at 80 (last of two dissenters of Roe vs Wade that created abortion-on-demand). USA Newswire, Sep 6, 2005

ROE VS WADE SUPREME COURT DECISION (All state laws limiting women's access to abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy were invalidated by Roe v. Wade. State laws limiting such access during the second trimester were upheld only when the restrictions were for the purpose of protecting the health of the pregnant woman. Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States, which was not legal at all in many states and was limited by law in others....)

THE MAN WHO ONCE WAS WHIZZER WHITE, a Portrait of Justice Byron R. White, by Dennis J Hutchinson

Byron White balanced brains, sports, character. USA Today, Apr 17, 2002

The following ruling came down the day after the death of retired Supreme Court Justice Byron White. No doubt it would have caused him grief because during his watch Judge White ruled AGAINST child pornography and homosexuality, and abortion:

Court strikes down child porn ban (virtual child sex OK for pedophiles & moviemakers). Yahoo News! AP, Apr 16, 2002
The Supreme Court struck down a congressional ban on virtual child pornography, thus protecting pornography or other sexual images that APPEAR to depict real children engaged in sex. The 6-3 ruling is a victory for pornographers and moviemakers.... Simulated child sex is done through computer-generated images that are virtually indistinguishable from real children engaged in sexually explicit conduct....The Clinton and Bush administrations defended the law in court, claiming it "helps to stamp out the market for child pornography involving real children."

Longtime Justice Byron White dies. Washington Post, Apr 15, 2002
"Jack Kennedy liberals were tough on communism, tough on crime... White fit that to a T." On the court, White backed federal enforcement of civil rights laws, opposed abortion rights, backed state laws criminalizing sex between gay men...

Rare Interview with Byron White. Rocky Mountain News, Jan 9, 2000

Report on the Loss of PT 109 and Subsequent Rescue of Survivors, by Byron R. White, Lieutenant (jg), USNR, MTB Flotilla ONE Intelligence Officer



Jackie Jura
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