I’m not sure if this is a survey or a debate…but because of the nature of the topic, I’ll start in GD
Apparently a number of pro choice folks think that “it’s time to let Roe go”.
(Note that some liberal folks like William Saletan think that pro lifers might have “won” the abortion debate, but will have a tough time with issues like IVF).
I don’t buy it. Roe is a sacred cow for too many movers and shakers and contributors to the Democratic party base. I have a hard time believing that very many liberals believe that it’s time to “let go of Roe.”
In the interest of full disclosure, I self identify as pro life, and I DO think that while pro life folks have not “won” the debate, I think that public opinion has begun to shift away from full support of Roe in recent years…especially on peripheral issues surrounding Roe (parental/sposal notification, waiting period etc).
I think that measuring public opinion on the issue is a tricky matter (in large part influenced by how surverys are worded or how the media phrases the debate), but I suspect (but can’t offer cites )that a strong support of Roe is more of a net loss for politicians on a national level.
So…If you’re liberal:
Do YOU personally think it’s time to “let go of Roe”
Regardless of how you answered #1, do you think a significant number of liberals feel that it’s time to “let go of Roe”?