Is bipartisanship at stake in Congress?
Until Roe vs. Wade was decided in the U. S. Supreme Court, states could pass legislation denying or restricting that right. With the ruling, the court has eliminated almost all of that right.
Very few restrictions have been allowed to remain. And pro-choice Senators and Congressmen have vowed to pass legislation in their upcoming session which will prevent any such restrictive legislation being adopted by states.
As a Senator, Barack Obama was in favor of such legislation. And as President-elect, he will be in a position to push it even more during his upcoming term.
Hopefully he will spend his time on other issues, those that will help save lives, not kill them. He still has a ways to go in convincing an overwhelming majority that he will bring a decent level of bipartisanship to the nation’s political scene. By not pushing that legislation which would be opposed by a large portion of the elctorate, he will achieve that.
After all, allowing abortion is not a matter of saving lives. In fact, it is the other way around.
Not barring states completely from passing any anti-abortion legislation is not going to expand on the type of restrictions allowed. The court will allow all existing access to abortion to stay in place unless more conservative justices are appointed. And Obama will have control over that.
States should be allowed to pass laws relative to issues that have a large amount of support on each side such as abortion. It would give the people a greater right to determine what laws should govern our land.
And it would maintain some aura of states’ rights in our political system.
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