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  •  It very much didn't start the "trouble" (4+ / 0-)
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    I think it is a fallacy to argue that we wouldn't have had 40 years of political acrimony over abortion if Roe hadn't happened and we let the issue evolve in the states without the constitutional question being answered. In my opinion, punting on the court case would have made the liberals the faction of the bloody coat-hanger for all the women that would have no access to safe reproductive services. We forget nowadays how many women were dying from botched back alley abortions prior to Roe. State proscriptions against abortion don't stop abortion, they stop safe abortion, just as access to condoms doesn't increase the overall rate of sex, it increase the rate of safe sex.


    "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

    by craigkg on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 07:11:03 PM PDT

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    •  Thats kind of what I was trying to say... (1+ / 0-)
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      Roe came at the right time because people were literally dying for the "privilege" of exercising their rights.

      •  The opposite side of that argument (0+ / 0-)

        is that more women are dying from lack of access to abortion now than would be if Roe hadn't been decided as it were and it were a longer battle. I don't actually know that this is true, but I don't think we can dismiss the possibility. I think it is decidedly un-true in the current case. There will be strong long term support for marriage equality, we're already seeing the beginning of that in younger people.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 09:39:31 AM PDT

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