just the thing for women as they will be losing their reproductive rights ... odd how a party that claims it wants to reduce government is so hell-bent on controlling women and their medicine cabinets...
An apology for the strong subject and the graphics, but this is centrally important to many women I know and the Republicans want to outlaw the practice. Of course they can work for what they want, but it is very important to consider the repercussions. They basically don't trust women.
Imagine the "moderate" Republican position (supposedly Romney's position this week, although it wasn't that for the past year when he was siding with that of Ryan and the extreme right) ... namely it is allowable if there was a rape. Whose word will they trust? The woman, the man, a judge, the police? Will the decision be challenged? How long will the challenged take and will that move beyond the abortion window? Has Romney thought this through...?
Ryan and his ilk have proposed criminalizing it for the provider and the woman. They have been trying to get this sort of thing through Congress without luck - so far.
Now consider that four of the Supremes are over 70. It is likely the next President will have the opportunity to appoint one or two. A revisit to R v W is probably a 5-4 split now considering the makeup of the court. I would imagine Romney would apply a litmus test and we would get a 4-5 split and women would lose a fundamental right and the control of their own bodies.
Nothing like moving the clock backwards to a worse time.
(hat tip to Bjarne)