Monday, January 21, 2013


8 comments:

CrabbyOldMan said...

I know that there are a number of visitors to whom it is very important to have a national law prohibiting abortions.
I don't think that will ever happen. The issue was decided decades ago by the Supreme Court. If the matter was put to a vote today, it would not pass. This issue is a major reason why conservatives keep losing (in spite of widespread support for other conservative positions).
I think that there would be some states that would pass such a ban if the issue was to be decided at the state level, but most would not. I don't think my state (Minnesota) would ever do so.

Haverwilde said...

That is a lot of abortions. But it is not my issue. I tend toward the libertarian side and am pro-choice for the first semester of a pregnancy.
I am not sure what the country would do with another 80 million people.

Rickvid in Seattle said...

The abortion issue is often compared to abolition. It is not a good comparison. Once outlawed, slavery dies; yes, I know, the occasional sweatshop or forced labor item does come along but you know what I mean. One and done. Abortion, by its nature, is an on-going process. women get pregnant and want to deliver the baby or not, of, in some cases, have an abortion for medical reasons. Not to mention spontaneous abortion.

COM is certainly correct in that the threat to make abortion unlawful at a federal level does drive away people who might vote for otherwise conservative ideas. Taking a cue from the entry below, I'd prefer to have conservative candidates express their opinion on the topic, make persuasive arguments for their position, then let it drop. Let the work be done at the local level.

By the way, if you ever read Roe, the criticism is solid that it is terrible law. What were those justices smoking?

T. Paine said...

Yeah, what's the big deal? We don't want women to be "punished with a baby" after all.

God, please forgive our nation.

free0352 said...

I don't like abortion.

Supreme Court decided. We have to live with it. We have to teach people not to kill their children. We have to talk people into doing the right thing, because the law defends their right to do the wrong thing.

Freemom said...

Instead of talking about "banning abortion" why don't we talk about equal protection of the law for all humans. You are for equal protection of the law for all humans aren't you? Example: Alabama

Freemom said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/16/personhood-law-oklahoma-s_n_1280977.html

Zelda said...

Free - Are you kidding? The Supreme Court didn't decide anything. It's the most abysmal and incompetent decision since Dredd Scott.

But whatever. Minds have to change. We have to stop seeing ourselves as subjects of the government and allowing the academic class to dictate what circumstances are ideal for us to bring children into the world.