I'm sure both sides in the abortion issue are ready for a fight over the appointment of Judge Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Self-righteousness will flow like a raging river from both sides.
But, what's needed, in my view, at least, is a clear understanding of how the U.S. Constitution can either permit or forbid it. I understand strict constructionism as regards the Constitution and I understand the moral arguments of both sides of the issue.
I hope the debate over the confirmation of Judge Alito moves past the expected venom and presents the issues clearly on both sides and at all levels, moral and legal.