Left goes bonkers over Roe v. Wade for no good reason
In my many years of political involvement, I have not seen such an extreme overreaction and scaremongering over a public issue as we see coming from the left in reaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. If anything is outrageous, it is the reaction on the left.
The left-wing press is devoted to myopic condemnation of the Supreme Court ruling as some sort of social catastrophe. They talk about an end to legal abortions – which is a lie. They claim that the reversal will lead to widespread back-alley abortions carried out by medical charlatans with wire coat hangers. Colorful propaganda.
Radical politicians like Senator Warren and Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez are screaming their anger and frustration at protests – claiming that a fundamental right has been stripped away from women. Not so. Congresswoman Waters is calling for defiance of the Supreme Court decision. Liberal networks are featuring pro-abortion politicians and the heads of such organizations as Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the Center for Reproductive Rights to express their shock, dismay and their exaggerated tales of woe. President Biden has taken to the cameras to express his outrage and his commitment to “do everything in (his) power” to defend unfettered access to abortion-on-demand.
Common to all their statements is one central theme. You must not allow Republicans to win any office in America in the November midterm elections. Yep! All that gnashing of teeth and theatrical anger is to convince folks to vote Democrat. Chicken Little style scaremongering is the strategy – hyper scaremongering.
In reality, overturning Roe v. Wade is not the big deal they claim it to be – or the pro-life community wishes it to be.
In fact, overturning the previous court decision will have a far less impact on abortion in America than did the original opinion. The 1973 decision was imposed on the country at a time when abortion was virtually banned, with very limited exceptions. Roe v. Wade shifted America from a nation with almost no abortions – legal or otherwise– to a nation in which abortion-on-demand would result in the deaths of tens of millions of developing human beings.
Conversely, overturning Roe v. Wade will have a very limited impact on the number of abortions. That’s right. All this hyper consternation we see being promoted by the left is a total exaggeration of reality.
First and foremost, the Supreme Court decision DOES NOT MAKE ABORTIONS ILLEGAL OR UNAVAILABLE. It merely means that it is up to the states to deal with abortion. And that is where the left is really avoiding the truth.
Every news report deals with states that have – or are likely to – limit or ban abortions. The focus is on Missouri because it was the plaintiff in the case that ended Roe v. Wade. Before the decision, however, Missouri only had one abortion clinic. Most of the states that have abortion restrictions are already very limited in providing the procedure because most of the people in those states (including women) are pro-life.
Even with Roe v. Wade overturned, there are a lot of states in which abortions will be permitted – business as usual. Importantly, they also are the most populous states. The majority of women in America currently reside in states in which abortion is legal – and will be legal in the future.
Here is a very important point. More than 60 PERCENT OF WOMEN IN AMERICA WILL BE UNEFFECTED – TOTALLY UNEFFECTED – BY THE OVERTURNING OF ROE V. WADE. All those women you see demonstrating and protesting in California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and another 20 states, will be able to secure abortions-on-demand after the Supreme Court decision as easily as they did before. They are unaffected.
California, alone, has 19.6 million women. That is more than the ENTIRE population of 47 states. New York CITY has 4.4 million women – more women than 39 states.
And when you consider that the women more likely to live in those liberal big-population states are the more likely to seek abortions, the percent of women unaffected by overturning Roe v. Wade could go up to 70 percent.
The reason red states are limiting or banning abortions is that the populations of those states tend to be pro-life. The men and women in those states are electing pro-life candidates. Where pro-abortion women reside, they are electing pro-abortion legislators and governors – and consequently, they are not having their access to abortion hindered by legislation or the nullification of Roe v. Wade.
That is why a pro-life person like me – who believes the developing human in the womb is a PERSON, not a lump of extraneous flesh – is not claiming victory over the end of Roe v. Wade. Its actual impact on the number of abortions in America will be very limited. Abortion-on-demand up to the ninth month of pregnancy is still too prevalent.
It will take awhile to see what impact the Supreme Court decision actually has on the number of abortions in America – but I am betting it will have a lot less of an impact than one might assume when listening to all the caterwauling by those whose primary motivation is to make it an issue in the November elections as a distraction from inflation, crime, border crisis, supply chain shortages, foreign policy failures and woke insanity. Regardless, Roe v. Wade is NOT what Biden might call a big f-ing deal.
So, there ’tis.