The Abortion Debate Is No Longer About Policy

An unusually insightful post on a third-rail topic. Highly recommended – here’s a snippet to motivate a full reading:

Ainsworth’s actions reflect an audacious disrespect that is now ubiquitous in our politics. The lieutenant governor, I imagine, was thinking something like: They have Hollywood. They manipulated the courts to establish abortion rights by fiat. They mock the pro-life cause, and do so with impunity. They have all the power. Except here. Except right now. They can know how it feels to be powerless for a change, like their opposition is unstoppable and they are irrelevant. Just so, Cuomo perhaps thought, They have the White House. They manipulated Senate procedures to establish a majority on the Supreme Court. They mock reproductive rights, and do so with impunity. They have all the power. Except here. Except right now. They can know how it feels to be powerless for a change, like their opposition is unstoppable and they are irrelevant.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/abortion-debate-no-longer-about-policy/590323/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

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