With a Supreme Court nominee coming soon, talks about the next Supreme Court possibly overturning Roe vs. Wade are in the air. Roe vs. Wade is such an important issue for democrats that several liberal groups have geared up for the fight, you have NOW having a march in support of Roe vs. Wade, you have Sen. Kennedy voicing his opposition to a yet to be named nominee, and you have all other liberal groups ready to prevent a strong conservative from getting nominated. My question to you, dear readers, is this: is overturning Roe vs. Wade really a bad thing?
Contrary to popular opinion, if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, abortion will not be outlawed. What will happen is that abortion will become a states right issue. In other words, each individual state will get to decide what abortion laws best suit their views and preferences. If California wants to have unlimited abortion, so be it. If, on the other hand, Texas wants to have abortion limited to only the first trimester, again, so be it.
What Roe vs. Wade did was take what should have been a states right issue and force the pro-abortion decision down the throats of everyone else, whether you agreed with the decision or not. It would be the equivalent of a pro-lifer making abortion illegal in all circumstances and taking this to the federal level, thereby enforcing that law on all states, irregardless of each states particular view on abortion. How would you pro-choicers reading this feel about that?
Abortion, like all other moral issues, should be left up to the people to decide. If you happen to like abortion, convince your fellow citizens to vote in favor of abortion, if you dislike abortion, convince your fellow citizens to vote against abortion, but don’t try to make it a federal law to force it on every state.
I feel this way not just with abortion, but with all moral issues. If you want abortion, let the people vote on it, if you want to ban the death penalty, let the people vote on it, and if you want gay marriage, let the people vote on it (Have you ever noticed that almost every democrat issue, abortion, death penalty, and gay marriage, has been forced on us through the courts, not through the voting process or legislation the way it should have been – yet democrats call us fascists?). What I don’t like, and this is the case whether I agree morally with the outcome or not, is for someone’s beliefs to be shoved down our throats and giving us no say in the matter.
So if you value democracy, if you respect the peoples voice, join hands with me and support overturning Roe vs. Wade. In addition, every time you meet someone who is fearful of Roe vs. Wade being overturned, turn around and ask them, “Don’t you value democracy”?