- Dec 11, 2005
Hey, if you're trying to convince me that government regulations can make things a frustrating nightmare for some people, then you're barking up the wrong tree. But I think it's a meritless argument on this subject. The "what if's" should be dealt with as they happen. Everything the government does can be done badly, and usually is, but that's not a good enough reason to not bother with democracy.And whose state counterparts then largely aim to make it difficult, either through directly enacting laws saying "no abortions" (fine, the people spoke) or the more underhanded laws like waiting periods, mandatory ultrasounds, specific and arbitrary conditions abortion providers must meet, with the aim of frustrating abortion seekers and abortion providers into giving up (not fine). Either man up and ban it explicitly with the support of the people or don't bother.
Again, no argument here, but that's the crux of republican objections to funding organizations like Planned Parenthood. Simply telling people that the money isn't going directly to abortions is of little comfort to those that see it as murder. Personally, I think the world is overpopulated as it is, but there is a serious and legitimate moral issue there and I don't think the issue will go away until federal funding is divested from abortions by a wider margin. Kinda like Trump and his supposed separation from his businesses. The conflict of interest is still there and I cannot blame people for believing Trump may do things in office to benefit his "old" companies.The people did speak at the federal level[/URL]; there's no federal requirement to use taxpayer dollars for abortion, so states that do either do so voluntarily (their people spoke) or are under court orders due to the state-level nonfunding not passing their own legal muster. (I provide this source because it gives the legal cases for all the court injunctions. Google them to get the actual rulings.)
I was asking specifically what you were talking about. I've gone through Snopes on Mike Pence, because of all the stuff coming out about him, and it's amusing how many accusations are outright false or grossly exaggerated. There definitely seems to be a campaign to smear him.