A good point about Roe v Wade

Back in 2005, David Brooks wrote a very thoughtful article about Roe v Wade's poisonous impact in our judicial confirmations. Sadly, every judicial confirmation hearing is now about abortion.     This week, Brooks called on the Democrats to reconsider their support of late-term abortions. He did it by writing a consultant’s memo to the party leaders: Roe v. Wade polarized American politics in ways that have been fundamentally bad for Democrats. If you don’t believe me, compare the size of the elected Democratic majorities in 1974 to the size of the Republican majorities in 2018.  Without Roe v. Wade the landscape would shift. We need to acknowledge our vulnerability here. Democrats support the right to choose throughout the 40 weeks of pregnancy. But babies are now viable outside the womb at 22 weeks.  As Emma Green wrote in the Atlantic, scientific advances “fundamentally shift the moral intuition around...(Read Full Post)

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