I don’t understand that logic.
There are no circumstances under which abortion is mandatory. The law already says that “everyone should be able to choose for themselves for whatever reason they have”, and doesn’t require anybody to move to a different state.
Why is it bad for the whole country to be “beholden to the ideas of a few”, but it’s somehow OK for a whole state to be so?
It seems to me that legal abortion is the only legitimate stance, here. Anybody who believes it’s wrong should simply not have one. Like premarital sex — if you believe it’s wrong, don’t do it. Nobody’s “beholden” to the ideas of anybody else.
Even more — it seems to me that it the government should go out of its way to make sure that they really are available. Currently, there are a lot of places where you’d have to drive many hours to find a doctor who’s willing to perform an abortion — not necessarily because of conscience… many are simply afraid, and that shouldn’t be.
Then I’m not expressing it clearly. Sorry, let me take another stab.
It’s only ok in that the state government is more closely tied with the state in which it resides. For example, when I lived in MN, I could drive down to the state capitol (with appointment, of course) and talk to my state government. I could e-mail and call their staffers and actually get a semi-human response. I was more closely tied with voting these people in and out of power. Because of this, I was more likely to accept their lawful decision, even if I didn’t always agree. Furthermore, if their laws were unacceptable, and I was out of the majority enough to not be able to remove them from power, then I could still move to, say, Wisconsin to live with like minded people.
If the decisions are all made at the federal level, there is little influence I can have and no way to escape the judgement of the few.
I fully agree, with a single caveat: Partial Birth. Clearing the birth canal = being born = becoming a U.S Citizen. That’s murder of a U.S. Citizen, and no longer an abortion.
For the most part, I agree with your stance on abortion, I really do. It sounds like our main issue is Federal Power, which is a separate issue.
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