Thursday, October 11, 2012

Roe v. Wade at 40

Nearly 40 years on and Roe v. Wade is still under fire.  In an effort to appeal to the few remaining undecided voters, Romney said he wouldn't introduce any abortion legislation, but then quickly backtracked to say he "would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."   Many states have introduced tough new anti-abortion legislation since this landmark court decision, but more striking this year is that conservative Republicans called for a new "human life amendment" to the constitution, which it seems Romney forgot about when making his statement to a Des Moines crowd.  This proposed amendment would outlaw all abortions, regardless of circumstance, and has received wide spread support from Republican leaders.  Such an amendment would overturn Roe v. Wade.


  1. Barefoot and pregnant. It's how the republicans (and Mormons) want to see all women. And why, allegedly, we sent American troops to Iraq to fight -- for the freedom of women. Of course, Iraqi women were in many ways more "liberated" than their American counterpoints, but why let a few facts get in the way of a good rationale for occupation?

  2. All I see is Romney trying to sugar coat the Republican position on abortion. It is hard for me to see too many women falling for this.

    You think of all the women who now actively serve in the military and here we are still arguing about reproductive rights.