posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 12:22 PM
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by SunnyDee
I have no idea what the states will do. But my Constitutional right to privacy and being secure in my person (rights guaranteed on a federal level)
are threatened by the idea of laws being made that affect whether I can CHOOSE something for my body or not.
I must confess, I never understood how "Right to Privacy" means that anyone can have an abortion, but it doesn't mean that the government can't
tap your phones without a warrant. Being secure in your person means you can choose to have an abortion, but it doesn't mean your safe from a SWAT
team breaking down you door and gunning you down. Oh well.
I guess if you honestly believe that Ron Paul seriously intends to overturn Roe v. Wade, and that will lead to states banning abortions, leading to
back alley abortions with coat hangers, etc., then maybe Ron Paul isn't your guy. Other candidates will promise to insure that abortions are legal
and free. Of course, they will also guarantee that banks will get bailed out, the endless wars continue, and they will work towards and America where
the TSA sets up roadblocks to protect us against 8 year olds who may be carrying explosives in their underwear.
Maybe it's because I'm a male, but with all the rights and freedoms we're losing on a yearly basis, and all the problems facing our country,
abortion doesn't rank in my top 10 issues I'd like to see addressed. When I'm sitting in a secret military prison for three years without a
charge, trial, or contact with a lawyer, it won't make me feel any better to know that women can still have abortions.
But, hey, if abortions are your number one issue, you have options.