- Jul 30, 2004
Check around. There are several states that have passed very restrictive anti-abortion laws despite Roe v Wade, and a number that have pre-Roe[/i] laws still on the books, awaiting a SCOTUS willing to overturn. Abortion rights are secure in some states, but could easily disappear in large parts of the U.S. if the Court turns.Originally posted by: Vic
McCain won't do a damn thing about abortion. That issue is the biggest much ado about nothing in modern American politics. Even if, by some unbelievably remote miracle, Roe v. Wade is overturned, that would just push the issue back on the states. And how many would vote to ban abortion? Probably none of them. And those few that might would just fuel abortions in neighboring states that didn't. No solution.Originally posted by: Atreus21
I think my only issue with this article is on abortion.
To me, I'm not voting for McCain because I honestly believe he will or can do anything to curb it. I'm voting for him because, out of principle, he disagrees with it, and Obama does not.
The reason to vote along the abortion issue is because the candidates' stance on it indicates what kind of principles he or she holds. If one believes abortion-for-convenience to be murder, then how can he ethically vote for someone who supports or at least will not condemn the widespread slaughter of thousands per year?
Your "reason" just isn't true. There's a HUGE difference between be pro-choice and pro-abortion. There's an added layer of morality here that the pro-lifers refuse to look at beyond the morality of abortion itself, which is the morality of forcing your morals on others, particularly through govt. It's not something to be taken lightly, especially with the kind of inflammatory rhetoric you used here.