States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

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  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2019 8:53 a.m.

    The government has no business telling a woman and her doctor what to do.

  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    April 10, 2019 3:55 p.m.

    We'll never stop abortion. We'll just stop safe, legal abortions.

    There IS a way to greatly reduce abortion. Sex education and readily available contraception. I truly can't understand why those who vehemently claim they are opposed to abortion refuse to do the things that have been proven to lower the rate. (Decent health care leads to fewer abortions, too. )

    The same people who wring their hands about the rights of fetuses, don't care a tinker's cuss about the babies once they're born. "Pay a decent wage to the mother? Day care? Education? Nutrition? Gad, what a bunch of bleeding hearts!"

    If you only want a baby born, and not a baby fed, housed, educated, and given health care, you are not pro-life. You are only pro-birth.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 10, 2019 1:49 p.m.

    I’m glad the Dred Scott SCOTUS decision was reversed. Hopefully Roe v Wade can also be reversed.

    Even if it is, there is nothing to prevent individual states from keeping abortion legal. In New York now a woman can abort her child anytime if a health care provider determines her health is in jeopardy. I guess a labial tear could be considered a health risk, and since the NY statute does not define health risks, this could be justification for an abortion at 39-1/2 weeks for a perfectly viable child.

  • barfolomew Tooele, UT
    April 10, 2019 1:21 p.m.

    The pro-abortion liberal left has no one to blame but themselves for this. Abortion has been legal - thanks to Roe v. Wade - for over 45 years. Although there are, and always will be, an anti-abortion activist faction, they are a relatively small number in comparison to the population at large. Many others aren't activists, but still don't like the abortion laws (myself included). Regardless, since Roe v. Wade, legalized abortion has become an accepted practice. Kinda like liquor laws. A lot of religious folks don't like them, but people are allowed to drink - even in Utah.

    The left is responsible for pushing this issue back into the mainstream by advocating for things like late term abortion, abortion on demand and - gulp! - infanticide. The right wouldn't be pushing back on them so hard if they hadn't made such a federal case out of it (pun intended).

    They would have fared better had they just listened to their parents when they were little kids when they tried to teach them to, "let sleeping dogs lie."