My Fellow Americans…
If I could take just a moment to talk to you about politics it would be about the fact that so many Americans seem to be basing their vote on one issue. I won’t go into how dumb that is unless the one issue your basing your vote on is abortion.
am against abortion. Now you know where I stand. That being said, basing your vote on wether you are for or agaist abortion is just plain dumb. Why? Because your issue is never going to see the actual light of day during anyones presidency.
Abortion is a hot button issue because whenever they bring it up, it gets you hot under the collar, it gets you arguing, and it makes you forget about everything else.
The reason the abortion argument will never get anywhere is because even if the US Supreme Court were to overturn Roe Vs. Wade, the vote still has to go back to the individual state and be handled at a local level. And you know that not all 50 states will vote to overturn it in there individual state.
So if a woman wants an abortion, she can do so by crossing state lines and she cannot be convicted of a crime for doing so. This is Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, commonly known as the Full Faith and Credit Clause. It “addresses the duties that states within the United States have to respect the “public acts, records, and judicial rulings” of other states. According to the Supreme Court, there is a difference between the credit owed to laws (i.e. legislative measures and common law) as compared to the credit owed to judgments. Judgments are generally entitled to greater respect than laws, in other states.” For more information on this see Wikipedia or any other encyclopeida or law book covering the issue.
There is also the fact that outlawing it won’t make it go away. It will still take place “underground”. Look at drugs. Did outlawing them make them go away? No. Look at proabition. Did outlawing alcohol make it go away? No. Where there is a will, there is a way. And because it won’t be regulated, not only will the baby’s die, but there will be an increase in the number of “mothers” who die because of medical complications.
If you really want to see abortion decrease in numbers you need to come at the issue from a different angle. We need to change the adoption laws so that it’s not so hard or expensive. We need to iscrease the amount of education on how abortion works. We need to offer professional counseling to these woman both before and after.
So if you’re going to be a one issue voter, please vote on something that CAN be change. Vote on education. Vote on healthcare. Vote on Iraq. But please don’t vote on hot button issues. Politicians use these issues as emotional blackmail and they do it to disctract you from the things that can be changed.