Why are the Democrats against overturning Roe? Why is the GOP for it?
If Roe were overturned abortion law would revert to the states. There are no women of child-bearing age in America who have ever not had access to legal abortion. To think state voters would vote in majority numbers against abortion is nonsensical. Overturning Roe also would remove the foundation of the cultural divide in the country.
Is abortion always a bad thing for thinking adults? Really?
From the Roe decision to the 2004 election, it has been estimated that 43,000,000 abortions took place. Net result? Fewer liberal voters.
Since abortion defines the cultural divide one can assume the majority of abortions are by liberal women. Assume 75% by liberals and the gender of aborted babies matched that of live births: 49% female. Further, assume aborted females would have had a fertility rate of 2.1. Further assume only 70% would have become liberal voters.
With these assumptions, 13,545,000 Democrat voters were lost over that 31-year period. Twenty years down the road, in the election of 2028 (for which nearly all of the voters already have been born), none of those 13M voters will be voting, nor will the 10M liberal voters to which the aborted females would have given birth. That’s a decrease of 23M liberal voters in two generations.
And the numbers account only for the original 43M abortions – not for the ongoing self-destruction of liberals since 2004.
Liberals are aborting themselves from the gene pool – – and the voting booth.
Why the Right dislikes this is as unknown as why the Left demands it.
I’ll take intelligent non-unionized teachers teaching tens of millions of children facts rather than ignorance and ideology, over an ideological insistence that women cannot control their own reproductive systems.
Why is the Left so dead-set against overturning Roe v. Wade, given the same fact that no state legislature would illegalize abortion?
The coalition of the Left would fall apart.
Many women and young parents will never vote for the GOP on the abortion issue alone.
These adults support better schools (Democrats don’t). They support lower taxes so they can raise their families (Democrats don’t). They support stronger anti-crime policies to keep their families safe (Democrats don’t). They are entrepreneurs, trying to maximize their return on their own intelligence and hard work, and support business-friendly policies to succeed (Democrats don’t). And they want their families kept safe from terrorists so support a strong defense (Democrats don’t).
But these voters will never support a party with a platform plank of illegal abortion.
Remove the GOP anti-abortion plank and the Democrat party of today would disappear. The leadership of the DNC thus opposes overturning Roe v. Wade when, in fact, it would accomplish what they say they demand – access to legalized abortion.
What would be the ramifications for the GOP? The GOP of today would be re-formed, as well, just not as drastically.
Extremists on the Religious Right would disappear as a political force, bringing many of the above young adults who support nearly all other GOP priorities to the GOP and away from the wreckage of the Democrat coalition. Removing the anti-abortion plank also would bring large numbers of African Americans and Hispanics to the GOP as both groups are more conservative than the MoveOn party has become.
As a non-ideological maverick, perhaps McCain may be able to accomplish this.
These new GOP voters would be far more likely to support intelligent and sustainable policies in domestic and international affairs, perhaps even in education, something the Democrats have absolutely destroyed.
Two parties with similar policies past the water’s edge, differentiating themselves on domestic issues, would be a far better thing for America, and for the world.