Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

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  • Ranch Here, UT
    July 2, 2018 11:55 a.m.

    @NoNamesAccepted;

    Why do you want to enslave a woman to a fetus? I thought you were all about freedom, personal and religious. What about your arguments against non-discrimination in public accommodation - you always use "freedom of association" - aren't you trying to force a woman's association with a fetus?

    It shouldn't be necessary for a woman to fly from Alabama to New York to have an abortion. Allowing states to have different rules from one to another does, actually, criminalize elective abortion in those states that make it illegal.

  • YBH Sugarland, TX
    July 1, 2018 4:58 p.m.

    @NoNamesAccepted - St. George, UT

    "Sensible people could find a rational middle ground."
    I agree, which means America should continue to allow women having the right to end unwanted pregnancy in its early stage, like all other western developed countries do.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    June 30, 2018 11:17 p.m.

    @Owl:

    Abortions are never medically safe for the baby. The fact that murder, slavery, and other crimes continue despite laws against them is no reason to avoid laws that allow punishing criminal behavior.

    All medically necessary abortions are likely to always be performed in environments safe for the mother.

    A reversal of Roe would not criminalize elective abortions. It would simply return the issue to the States where we could have 50 laboratories of democracy experimenting with what works. We would likely end up with a spectrum of laws just as we have on gambling, alcohol, and other such divisive issues. We would all be free to vote with our feet to live where the laws and culture suited us. And we could quite fighting over the issue during presidential elections.

    I believe it is impossible to support unfettered elective abortion if one will simply admit there is a baby whose life is ended.

    At the very least, the pro-abortion crowd ought to consider on when a fetus becomes a baby, entitled to life. A ban on morning after pills is foolish. Allowing elective abortions at 30 weeks is morally repugnant. Sensible people could find a rational middle ground.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    June 30, 2018 3:13 p.m.

    One issue litmus voters are dangerous in both parties. Abortion, however reprehensible one believes it is, will continue regardless of its legal status. The question is whether the procedure will be done in a medically safe environment.