Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pro Life Victories in Pennsylvania and Mitt Romney

The abortion political wars are pretty intriguing to watch. We can call them "culture wars" which sadly more of the Catholic left has adopted as a description.

I have been around for a while now and the talking point of "the younger generation" is not interested in all this abortion stuff has been around since the early days of Reagan. However year after year the prediction that the GOP will lose voters by their pro life position never seems to materialize.

It is also fascinating because both the pro abortion and anti abortion sides have what seems to have victories and depressing defeats. The issue is still  much in flux. Not a bad state of affairs since it was envisioned Roe V Wade would silence all this stuff as a political matter.

So last night's elections as to the State House in  the Pennsylvania primaries were very important. See Planned Parenthood’s Bad, Bad Night

Those races might be an indication that people are not buying that ultrasound regulations are like rape , and defunding Planned Parenthood is a Cardinal sin.

So what does this have to do with Romney.

For me this election is ALL about the court. With conservative Judges on the Supreme Court getting some age on them this election is critical. Even Justice Kennedy , in which many prolifers look with a wary eye, has allowed through his opinions for this discussion to continue at State level. You add the district courts and appellate courts to the equation and this election is huge.

Romney is viewed with some scorn by some prolifers. However not my me. This is one area , the picking of Judges and Justices, where he can throw the right some red meat. In fact he will have little choice not to do so. This is one area where he will need to appease the pro life base. Further with the former Envoy to the Holy See and pro lifer Mary Ann Glendon advising him I am pretty pumped abt this aspect of a Romney White House.

I am under no illusion that a Court in the immediate future will overturn Roe V Wade outright. But the sort of limiting it and chipping away at it so the discussion can continue in the States is vital for pro-life success.

I hope the PA results were noticed last night.

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