I’m against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman’s choice. – Nancy Reagan
Many people felt that Nancy Reagan was trying to be on both sides of the abortion issue by what she said in that quote.
That seems to be the answer some people have these days – it’s kind of like “walk a mile in her shoes” before you judge.
One of the quotes that I like most that deals with abortion came from former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming:
I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don’t believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.
With the process of appointing a new member to the U.S. Supreme Court beginning this week, Gallup Polling released the results of a poll about Roe v. Wade:
As the U.S. Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the public is strongly opposed to any attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. Currently, 64% of Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned.
It’s not like the Justices of the Supreme Court check the polls before deciding a case.
I think sometime down the road the court will tackle the abortion issue in some form again. If they do, it may be left up to the states to decide.
I want to see fewer abortions in the United States. Maybe that is happening.
A January 2017 story from NPR cited a report from the Guttmacher Institute that said the abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide. They also report that the abortion rate has been declining for decades.
Even the most hardened pro-life people should think of that as good news. Pro-choice people should, too.
Have a great week.