Abortion: A Ballot Box Issue in America

Sunday marked 50e Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. For pro-lifers and pro-choicers, this commemoration is not like the previous 49.

Curators are still disgruntled

Before pro-choice protesters marched on Washington on Sunday, pro-lifers took to the streets on Friday, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health (which overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022) only expressed their desire to continue the fight.

Some of them are encouraged by a decision they considered so quickly that they have already identified their next objectives. Nothing less than a new chapter in the history of their movement, they are thinking big.

Two main axes can be identified in the coming struggles. In the first case, we want to put pressure on states that still legalize abortion, and on states that do have restrictions, but not enough.

The second major thrust: a congressional bill that would completely ban abortions nationwide. Abortion doctors become criminals.

Imagining the fate reserved for these doctors, DR Wilbur Larch immediately came to mind. You may remember this fictional character from John Irving’s novel God’s work, the devil’s part?

The doctor in the novel performs illegal abortions in the 1920s because he has never forgiven himself for allowing a patient to die at the hands of an untrained abortionist. She performs her abortions at an orphanage that rescues abandoned babies.

A hot potato for Republicans

If we easily understand that the end of ro ​​c. While Wade inspires conservative voters, he presents a dilemma for Republican politicians. They definitely mentioned that step Pew Research Center61% of Americans want abortion rights to be maintained.

See also  Immigration: The UK wants to tighten the asylum system

To this high number we must add the list of some Republicans who have passed legislation to protect the right to abortion. The Michigan, Kansas, and Kentucky cases did not go unnoticed.

And the most recent midterm election results confirm that voters, especially women, are willing to vote on this issue alone. If Democrats were able to avoid a “red tide,” it would be because more voters rallied to voice their disagreement with Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health System.

What would you do if you were selected in such a situation? Republicans in the Senate and House are divided. Now see how to use the theme. Was Wade beaten? Now how to define a or pro life? How far do we have to go?

Democrats certainly won’t allow themselves the luxury of a lengthy reflection by 2024.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.