One of my mentors in this business once told me that there are topics which should always be avoided. The number one reason for that is that nothing that I say is going to change anybody’s mind. Period. People have already made up their minds about it and anybody who says that they haven’t is lying.
That said, Alabama has passed the strictest anti-abortion law in the nation. There are any number of people who will praise this and those who will condemn it. The bigger issues will get almost no play in the discussion. First of all, as things stand today, the Alabama law is unconstitutional. Not even the people who passed it think that that is untrue. In fact, they admit it. Further, that is exactly what they want. Why? Because they fervently believe that this will land in front of the US Supreme Court and that they will come out of that with Roe v Wade overturned.
As things stand today, that isn’t going to happen. I have strong doubts as to whether or not the Supreme Court would even hear the case, let alone overturn Roe.
But let’s play the long game. What effect does this Alabama law have on the future of politics in 2020 and 2022?
For the record (again), I am anti-abortion.
I also believe that is a decision to be made by my wife and me with our Medical professional. It is not your or the governments’ place. Like a gay marriage, if you don’t want one, don’t get one. But stop imposing your morals and religious values on me.