With the Left’s lamentation and fury over the leaked Alito opinion, you’d think a SCOTUS decision overturning Wade, likely but uncertain, would be criminalizing abortion.
It wouldn’t criminalize a single one. Abortion rights would likely expand in deep blue states, disappear in deep red states, and in most states stand somewhere in between.
Overturning Roe isn’t a solution. But it’s a step in the right direction.
Bill Clinton, the consummate “New, [i.e. moderate] Democrat,” coined the 1992 phrase that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” This sentiment, though dead wrong, had the advantage of appealing to abortion rights advocates as well as moderate pro-lifers who wanted a reason to vote for an apparently non-radical Southern Democrat who claimed to be an evangelical.
But the Leftist responses to the document leak overwhelmingly demonstrate a radical, fanatical commitment to the preservation of the right to abortion — and let’s be honest and say what it is: the right to kill an unborn baby. This is not, to put it mildly, in harmony with the spirit that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” Rather, it shouts that abortion should be safe, legal, and everywhere available until childbirth, and perhaps afterward. Check out the quivering anger from Elizabeth Warren: