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At AL.com, Frances Coleman, who believes that abortion is wrong, struggles with why she finds the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade disturbing. It’s a powerful article worth your while. Here’s a bit (emphasis added):
This isn’t about morality. It’s about the power of the state to make you do things. Morality? There are a lot of things that are immoral, yet legal, just as there are a lot of things that are moral, yet illegal.
It may be immoral to gamble away your paycheck, but it’s not illegal. And it is, in my and many others’ view, immoral to strap a person to a gurney and kill him, but it’s perfectly legal.
There was a time when the members of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed above partisan politics. But that’s only a memory now, as this most recent decision clearly shows.
On a related issue, Badtux reports that one of his friends is fed up with the purists, those self-proclaimed “progressives” who refuse to vote if they don’t find a candidate perfect in every way. Here’s a snippet from that article:
Is your conscience still clear, now that your refusal to vote for the lesser of two evils brought us the far greater evil?
My own opinion on abortion was framed by an experience on my college years.
A friend of mine had what was then termed a “pregnancy scare.” (It eventually turned out to be false alarm and no, I was in no way involved.) But, as I watched the agony and torment and worry that she endured for those two or thee short weeks, I realized that whatever she decided, the decision was rightly hers and no one else’s.