As Roe vs Wade is slowly chipped away at by the federal government, I wonder what will happen with abortion is America.
Will the federal government outright ban it? Or will the overturning of Roe vs Wade result in mass outlawing of abortion nationally?
Here's the thing:
I support a woman's right to have an abortion in my state or anywhere else. The thing is, as a practical libertarian I know that many other people vehemently disagree with me, and that they have the right to vote the opposite. Moreover, I also don't believe the federal government should be regulating abortion at all.
Abortion is a complex social issue with a myriad of positions that one could take. A planned society, a society wherein a framework of social uniformity is legislated from the central government, cannot address complex social issues adequately. Anti-abortion agenda finds its way into different states' legislation constantly, the government flip-flops on it (all the while continuing to take our money and use it for its consistent moral changes), and we end up with this ugly courtship.
The United States government has evolved into a massive central power that focuses ever more on the planned society. Things are further exacerbated by the two party system. Whatever social programs the next president begins, or renews, etcetera, are the the whim of the next president, who may be of the other party. This president will let those programs degrade, or he/she may cancel them all together.
Some of us will shake our fists. Others will cheer.
In the end, the status quo will continue, and the change so many of us want to see within our society will never come about. They will only ever be hinted at. If we think local, however, then we can begin to truly help shape our society. In a free society the communities that vote for freedom of minds and bodies, are the ones that flourish.
Is it utopia? There's no such thing. In fact, that word sounds like a turd. I refuse to use it anymore.
It would, however, allow those of who do believe in progress to have more effect on the immediate world around us: our towns, cities, counties and states.
Morality cannot be legislated. Central planning assumes that it can, and will be. When aggression is used, it is resisted.
In short, the federal government does not have the right to regulate abortion. It is too complex of an issue, and the citizens, for better or worse, have to work it out.