thegreekdog wrote:I don't think abortion will be illegal in 20 states. I don't think the US Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade after Kennedy retires and a new justice is sworn in (assuming that happens). There may be a state law that places more restrictions on abortions (e.g. limiting abortions during certain phases of a pregnancy) and that state law gets upheld at the Supreme Court. There is dicta in Roe v. Wade on fetus viability that the court could use to restrict abortions I suppose. I would be shocked if any of that happens in 18 months.
Ultimately, I think the alarmist attitude on abortion (and pick any other issue) from most Democrats is an effort to get people to vote Democrat in the mid-term elections. However, the confirmation should occur before the mid-term elections because the Democrats in the senate can't do anything to stop the confirmation (which is probably the subject of another thread especially given the article Sym linked to doesn't fully explain the issue).
What do you think Sym?
Honestly TGD, sometimes I think that you'd yell at a smoke detector going off in the middle of a fire for being "alarmist" and trying to get people to support firemen.
I think we'll see a gradual erosion of access to abortion, rather than a direct repeal of Roe. States will introduce more regulations and laws regarding abortion, and the Supreme Court will lower their standards and allow them to the point where abortion is technically legal, but basically impractical or impossible to access within those states.
the world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it- Albert Einstein