I DO NOT WANT this to be an abortion debate. Anyone entering into that is highjacking and threadshitting and trolling and has bad breath.
You know how, in the Same Sex Marriage discussion, a lot of people have said that government should simply bow out of the marriage issue entirely?
Well…today, a friend suggested the same thing for abortion. He said that the government should not make it illegal, or difficult, to get an abortion…but also should not subsidize it or in any way make it easier either.
Then – and this is the part that interests me – he said, “But both sides would utterly reject this.”
Would they? As I see it, this would be an immense victory for the pro-choice side, and that they would accept it, perhaps with reservations, but pretty enthusiastically. The government has already pretty much eliminated any funding for abortions, so, if it were to remove itself from placing any obstacles to the procedure, that would be very acceptable to the pro-choice side. I told him that I, at least, would accept it in a heartbeat.
But he was insistent that it would be every bit as odious to NOW and NARAL and ACLU and others as it would be to the churches and other pro-life organizations.
So… Who’s right? Would it be instantly rejected by everyone (his thought) or would the pro-choice side take it as a huge victory (my thought)?