August 21, 2012

Why Akin's Ignorance Matters

Because Akin isn’t alone.

Kevin Drum, writing for Mother Jones:

“If Roe is overturned and states have the authority to regulate abortion as they please, of course some of them will ban abortion completely. And if abortion is murder — which it would be under the human life laws that virtually all Republicans now support — on what grounds could the courts overturn them? They couldn’t. Everyone know this, and it’s sophistry of the tawdriest and most cowardly kind to pretend otherwise.”

Translation, if needed: elections have consequences. Laws as they exist today may not always be so. Vote for the candidates who support your views, because it’s never a given that freedoms enjoyed will remain free.