Originally posted by queenofswords
Originally posted by olaru12
Originally posted by Baldryck
On topic, the government can't force anyone to have a child. Even if abortion was illegal again, which I doubt it ever will be, people will find ways to abort unwanted pregnancies.
Very true. There would be abortion flights to Mexico and Canada, back alley abortionists, underground publications on how to induce miscarriage thru different drugs etc. just like there was before Roe v. Wade. Abortion in America was a cottage industry. It's the GOP that wants to return to "the good old days"...
I, too, don't think abortion will ever be a major political topic. Libs like to paint broad strokes on basic GOP values like pro-life, but there are lots of Republicans that are pro-choice. The libs try to get women all upset and heated up telling them the GOP is going to overturn Roe vs. Wade, and frankly, women that don't do their due diligence buy into the hyperbole.
You're wrong!! Abortion is a huge political topic. Just look on ATS at the threads addressing that specific topic.... but in the world of American politics "one button issues" win and lose elections. And this is one issue that will energize the women's vote against the GOP. This controversy over abortion brought about by the Romney/Ryan bone head remarks will probably lose them the election.
I was amazed at the lapse in the Romney campaign to let the abortion issue come front and center. Sloppy and stupid!!!
topic.....I wouldn't want a woman to tell me how to conduct my behavior concerning MY body; why should I have the right to dictate to a woman?
edit on 23-8-2012 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)