I say that as a social conservative, but it’s possible to believe in a cause morally and have an objective position on the legal measures used to sustain it. So I find both Roe v. Wade and the Texas abortion law legally unsupportable.
But Roe. v. Wade was always a legal absurdity that never made any sense. It embodied the worst of the liberal insistence on baking their preferred social policies into the constitution and federal judicial precedent, not because there was any legal basis for it, but because they distrusted the culture and politics at the state level.
As we see once again in the midst of the mob protests and furious exploitation of the draft decision leak, Roe v. Wade is a culture war issue. It’s been maintained all these years not because anyone seriously believes that it’s legally defensible, but because the alternative is some sort of imaginary Handmaid’s Tale world.
In reality, the end of Roe v. Wade is a good thing not only for conservatives, but for everyone.
It takes abortion out of the realm of the national debate and makes it a local issue. Whatever happens, some states will allow it, others will not. People who want abortions will be able to get them by going to another state.
A truly social conservative decision would have outlawed abortion. Striking down Roe v. Wade just restores normalcy and allows everyone to do what they want.
And that’s exactly what the Left doesn’t want.
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