@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.
@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.
@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.
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