Abortion on the rise as a major electoral issue
After President Joe Biden’s tragic show of administrative incompetence, experts said Afghanistan was going to be the main problem in the midterm elections. Then the Supreme Court came as judges refused to stop a Texas legal maneuver that could stop abortions in the state and later elsewhere despite permission from Roe v. Wade. Gradual punishment awaits.
The generally fiery and furious part of the pro-choice crowd is particularly dismayed, just as many in the pro-life crowd say that if Texas can do it, so can all other conservative states. Gone, at least for a period, is what looked like a more analytically educated and socially coherent future on the issue of the nation’s teardown. A majority of Americans had come to believe that early abortions were acceptable, but subsequent abortions unacceptable, except in extreme cases, a sort of compromise.
The whole politically hot issue of the number of human lives began, of course, in 1973, when the Supreme Court removed abortion from state control, asserting that abortions would be legal until the third trimester. At this point as the fetuses became viable and it would take something wrong with the fetus or something like a mother’s terrible health issue to say, go ahead, have an abortion. The decision was based on a right to privacy which may be implicit in the Constitution but is not really there.
Roe’s challenges v. Wade have been endless and futile until Texas cleverly said we’re not going to have state officials there breaking federal law. Instead, we are giving citizens the right to sue when an abortion is performed after the first heartbeat, six weeks after the onset of pregnancy. A successful plaintiff will be compensated for all legal costs plus $ 10,000. Supreme Court found no constitutional violation, state courts may be able to intervene, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to pass new federal law, Democrats plan to win midterm elections and the justices of the Supreme Court might take another look.
The real dangers are that the Democrats in Congress will get rid of the filibuster to get Pelosi’s legislation through the Senate and wrap up the Supreme Court, a blow to our republic and our constitutional authority.
During infighting, we will continue to endure all of the old, well-worn, pro-abortion arguments, such as a woman’s ruthlessly expressed right to control her body as if there wasn’t a second body involved. At first you might see this evolving miracle as a simple process, but oh so quickly we have a human creature, an unborn child preparing for love and awareness.
Most abortions are reported to result from unwanted pregnancies – what about cheap contraception? – and we are told here that there are unwanted children as if there were not a large number of people willing to adopt. But look, why should women with their particular traits endure nine months in the service of humanity when men with their particular traits get away so easily, as in the project, the loss of all their rights, including often understood the existence? The draft is gone now but can come back.
Yes, abortion can be important to a woman’s health and laws cannot stop all abortions as many will be looking behind the scenes for unsafe abortions. But with actual births, the number of abortions has decreased. The Texas solution, the kind of thing that could be used to prosecute a neighbor for possession of a gun, is not the right solution, and neither is our president. He not only wants the right to abortion but also wants taxpayers to fund them regardless of their own beliefs. Interestingly, he once said that as a Catholic he would never accept abortion in his personal life but would not impose his religious morals on others.
Many in the secular camp also don’t like killing innocent people.