Running Scared

As the Senate prepares for debate and a vote on Samuel Alito for the SCOTUS pro-abortion advocates are sounding, to my ears, increasingly desperate. That's certainly the impression I got while listening to this NPR report this morning.
As the Senate begins final debate on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, some states are imposing or considering broad restrictions on abortion. The ultimate goal is to force the high court to revisit its 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade.
First things first, over turning Roe v. Wade will not be an end to abortion on demand. It will mean that state governments (elected officials all accountable to the people who vote them into office) will have to decide how abortion is practiced in their states. Now the fact that abortion supporters are so keen on not allowing this to happen suggests to me that support for abortion is not as mainstream as some would have us believe.

I really don't have much sympathy for anyone who fight against letting parents know that their minor daughters are having abortions. I don't have any sympathy for anyone who would oppose giving women information on alternatives to abortion or just what a particular abortion procedure entails. Perhaps abortion advocates recognise that their stance on abortion is indefensible.


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