America Is Probably in for a Rough Ride

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Posted: May 06, 2022 12:01 AM

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Buckle up. America is in for a rough ride if the leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court regarding abortion turns out to be reflective of the final copy. In the long run, this opinion may end up healing the country, at least to some extent. A morally charged and complicated issue like abortion is best decided in the political arena. Allowing the voters of each state to decide the rules for themselves will not satisfy everyone. It may satisfy almost no one since there will be outlier states on both sides that will impose rules unpopular with the other. But the political system at least allows advocates the opportunity to make their case to their fellow citizens. That opportunity itself has value in a democracy, and that’s America’s best hope for long-term health on the emotional and divisive abortion issue.

In the short term, though, look out. The left and right are both in an angry mood. The left, in particular,

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