The reality is that I am inching more to the left every single day. (Don't get me started on Rahm Emmanuel.)
One day, in high school civics class, I was spouting conservative on something. A friend asked how anyone as Pro-Choice as I could possibly be so Republican. My response was,
"Roe v. Wade is over. Decided. Finished. I don't need to vote based on that issue."
Even the teacher accepted that answer (although I expect he knew better). But we all know the reality - conservatives have been chipping away at the decision for years. And today I read this article about a court in NC blocking a law - a law meaning that a whole bunch of elected officials thought it was a good idea - requiring a doctor to present a woman seeking an abortion with:
- the ultrasound picture
- description of the features of the fetus
- the opportunity to listen to the heartbeat
Apparently, something similar happened in Texas, where the legislature required a woman seeking an abortion to listen to the heartbeat from the ultrasound.
On one hand, it is a complete outrage that state legislatures are pulling these stunts. On the other, it is nice to know that the courts have it covered.
I like my judges liberal. And if I have to vote for Democrats for the rest of my life in order to stack the courts...
I really hope it doesn't come to that.