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What's Good for the Noose is Good for the Pander

AmyDB Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:59 AM
Excuse me but I have a question. Where in the US Constitution is abortion covered in any way? T'would seem to me this is a matter best addressed by the states. That would deal with most of the issues. No more federal funding for PP therefore no more "free" abortions since health matters are also a state issue. Those states that want to outlaw abortion in all forms could, those that want abortions in the cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother could do so, & those who want abortion up to viability could also do so. For those who's views differ from the majority in their state then they can vote with their feet.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:43 PM
AmyDB:
"T'would seem to me this is a matter best addressed by the states. "

T'woudn't to me, necessarily.

The Ninth amendment recognizes that we have all manner of Rights beyond the explicitly enumerated ones. And you StatesRights folks who champion the 10th amendment never remember it's final three words, "...or the *people*".

Our supreme court recognized a Right to Privacy in arriving at the Roe vs. Wade decision. States have no more right to violate it than does the Federal Govt.

Recently, Ann Coulter wrote a controversial column suggesting that numerous Republican losses in the 2012 election cycle could be tied to the GOP stance on abortion. After lamenting the problem, she suggested a solution: the GOP should officially abandon its opposition to the so-called rape exception to a ban on abortion.

Ann's position on this matter is wrong for three reasons. First, it is unprincipled. Second, it will not be received with the popular support she envisions. Third, it is not the best political response to the problem. After elaborating on each problem associated with Ann's position, I propose an...