A bit of a distortionto gain a desired outcome

Powerline cites Shannen Coffin regarding defending the federal partial-birth abortion act in court. At issue is a report by a “select panel” of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a supposedly nonpartisan physicians’ organization. The report was found to be highly persuasive by SCOTUS in striking down Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion ban.

The problem is that the conclusions of the report weren’t quite as presented. If the allegations are true,

The federal courts were victimized by a gross deception and a perversion of both the scientific process and the judicial process

How familiar this is. It is one thing to be a bit biased but another entirely to fudge the data. In many issues, though, fudging the data seems to be the case. Partial birth abortion in this case, human caused climate change in another. The phenomena needs to be understood and exposed for better political decision making.

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