I rarely talk about abortion. The main reason is that being a man I can empathize as much as I’d like with women as to their state of mind during a pregnancy, but I can never understand what a woman goes through emotionally, physically, or spiritually during nine or ten months of pregnancy.
A woman has sole intimacy with what happens with her body twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Just because we make love to our woman and she may bear our children doesn’t give us an easement to her decisions on her health and well being. It’s ironic that we are often accused of being non-communicative during a relationship, but are ready to vehemently voice our opposition to women exercising their liberty to address an event that will have major implications on their futures.
This is why the Republican Party position on abortions is abhorrent. Liberty to the GOP appears to be a fad word that sounds good when squaring off against Democrats, but when it’s time to apply the concept, they apply the concept in a discriminatory fashion.
In addition, the Republican Party has yet to lay out why government should involve itself in an activity that has no bearing on interstate commerce. Republicans have not even made a general welfare argument for its anti-abortion stance.
Will abortions result in the return of the Black Plague? Will a contagion result?
For a further analysis of the irony of the GOP’s stance, check out this piece in The New York Times by Nicholas Kristof.