Dark days for Roe vs. Wade?: Election shifts balance of power on abortion rights
(KEVIN GRIFFIS, 11.20.02, Creative Loafing)
Election day claimed many casualties this year, but none fared worse than Georgia's abortion rights advocates.
In one night, they lost the governor's office and the speaker of the state House of Representatives. Two days later, party switchers turned state Senate leadership over to abortion opponents.
Now, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 1973 landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, Georgians could see new laws mandating 24-hour waiting periods, requiring parental consent and banning third-trimester abortions.
Oh, the humanities! Thus does Georgia enter the Dark Ages, as a fifteen year old will no longer be able to abort her seven month old fetus on a whim.
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2002 10:06 PM
You can tell how "committed" to (and fanatical about) abortion a group is when it feels that all you need to do to "scare the hell" out of the average person is to suggest the possible introduction of a few basic checks and balances to abortion on demand. Those who are just political opportunists (most Dem politicians) know that for this to work you have to go straight fot the "back alley and hanger metaphors".
You can tell how much a group is interested in having government intrusion into private lives and the practice of medicine by its stand on abortion.
Anti-abortion law as it grows will amount to the defacto nationalization of women.
I hope this is a good thing because this is where abortion law is headed.
My take is that it is about as good as drug prohibition and will be about as effective.
Jesus grew up in a Greek culture. The Greeks were well aware of the facts of abortion with respect to medicine. You have to wonder why there is no mention of it in the Bible.