Originally Posted by jokerman
VP candidate Palin is extremely anti-abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. If McCain/Palin is elected, and the two oldest Supreme Court Justices (who are liberal) retire or die, then McCain (or if he dies, Palin) can appoint two conservative judges to replace them and tip the Court's balance towards the right, after which they will likely overturn Roe v. Wade.
To me, this is one of many reasons I think McCain/Palin would be an awful choice.
I know what you mean. Extremes are bad either way and I think that is why we are still fighting over it.
Some people say abortion any time, any reason, even with repeated abortions as a means of birth control. I knew a woman, a co-worker of my husband, that had chosen to have nine of them and maybe more after we lost contact with her when my husband changed jobs.
She didn't like the pill and her husband didn't like condoms and her dogs were her babies, she said. Knowing her caused me to be torn between making abortion illegal so she wouldn't have that as a choice and keeping it legal to protect the babies from having her for a mother.
And then I wondered if maybe I could get her mother to have a retroactive abortion. Just kidding.
The sad thing to me is I think they may be keeping it up in the air as an issue on purpose. If they agree on a compromise, then how will we tell them apart? They will have to choose opposite sides on another polarizing issue to stir up our interest and get their guy in.
Obama has said in the past that he would work to find ways to reduce the number of abortions that take place. So if we can't save all the babies maybe I could go with the one that might actually do something that would save some of them. Or do I go with the guy that promises to stop all of them? Did you hear all the flap when he mentioned Tom Ridge because he's Pro-choice?
Why are there only two voices being heard or camps on this issue? What would the third voice be? Pro-choice, Pro-life and Pro-what? Pro-Peace?
I am not an activist so maybe a group like that already exists and I need to join it.
What about you? I know you are pro-choice but could you compromise at all from where it is now?