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Old 09-11-2019, 04:13 PM
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If somehow a constitutional amendment was passed that explicitly made abortion illegal, would pro-choice women shrug their shoulders and say "what can you do?"? Or would they scream that they didn't care if all the men and 2/3 of the women of the USA supported the amendment, that reproductive freedom and control of their bodies was a fundamental right; the law, the Constitution, and anyone else's opinion be damned?

American society is caught somewhere between libertarianism and Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan. On multiple issues you have people saying "what I do is none of your damn business", and the others replying "oh yes it is". Guns vs. gun control. Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life. Free Speech vs. banning Hate Speech. Property rights vs. Conservation. Free Enterprise vs. Social Welfare. And probably others, all about the same fundamental dilemma: where to draw the balance between the individual and society.