When a Catholic, conservative judge like Samuel Alito upholds partial-birth abortion (even on narrow grounds in a limited case), I don't exactly tremble in fear for the future of abortion rights in this country. However, expect to hear the worst from Alito's opponents on the left. And when I say "Alito's opponents," i mean "people who would bitch about any judge even a little to the right of Eugene V. Debs."

NOTE: For the record, I'm no fan of late-term abortions or judicial meddling in state-level affairs.