Why Abortion Should Be a Federal Mandate
I have read/listened to a number of arguments about why people think that Roe V. Wade should be overturned and on the whole I have been unimpressed with the arguments that they have put forth.
These cyberspace “Larry H. Parkers” (remember those horrible commercials) have tried to present themselves as having very well thought out arguments that are nuanced and slick, but really have just been sick.
One of the more colorful arguments said that if men were more careful where and when they stick it abortion would be unnecessary. Another threatened us all with the wrath of G-d. Cute stuff, but none of that works for me.
Here is my very simple argument about why I think that it should receive federal attention and not be a case of state’s rights.
If it goes that direction it is quite likely that there will be states that ban it. And that could negatively impact the ability of the poor to get an abortion. Now some of the diehards who want to see it abolished would be thrilled with that, but I think that this is a real problem that should be addressed.
Funding should not prevent access to those who require it.
Just to be clear I am not an advocate of using abortion as birth control and I am very concerned about late term abortions.
During my single days there were two separate occasions in which I was involved in a scare and was prepared to take those involved for an abortion.
At this point of my life it is not an option that I want to exercise because I am prepared to take care of the child that will develop.
But it doesn’t mean that I want to outlaw or ban it either.
There is much more to be said and done in a smarter way, but I don’t have the time for that right now.