Roe Sues Wade For Blocking A Democratic Resolution To Our Abortion Debate – It Needs To Go

Supreme Court pending ruling on Mississippi’s ban abortion after 15 weeks could sway Roe v. Wade – heating up abortion wars across the country.

But why do we never hear about abortion protests – for or against – in other countries? Where are the mass rallies in India, Brazil or Morocco? They do happen, from time to time, but it’s not like the constant frenzy that the problem causes in the United States.

Some history. Abortion wasn’t legal anywhere until North Korea legalized it in 1950, soon followed by the Soviet Union, Cuba, and other communist countries. The first Western countries to allow it were the Netherlands and the United States in 1973 (although several US states had legalized it in the previous decade, including California and New York).

Today, abortion is widely available all over the world. In fact, only No. 5 countries out of 199 bar abortions in all cases: Abkhazia, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Vatican City.

Here’s where it gets interesting: Just four countries with full rights to abortion on demand, regardless of the circumstances: Canada, North Korea, South Korea, and the United States.

Almost every other country allows abortion but has a gestational age limit. Free Denmark, another abortion pioneer in the early 70s, is 12 weeks. France, 14 weeks; Sweden, 18. The world average is about 13 weeks.

The global consensus seems to be: The later the abortion, the greater the tragedy. Of course, no celestial arbiter can say this is true, at least not someone we can talk to. That’s just how most countries feel about the issue and have formulated their laws through democratic consensus. Message to Women: Our society will allow it, but do it early in your term.

These countries represent every conceivable religion and political system, but have similar positions. The majority are democratic, so they get there through democratic consensus.

America doesn’t, and that’s the problem. We’ve arrived where we are through judicial legislation: Roe v. Wade.

Roe it was a terrible decision, speak according to the constitution, is understood by all serious judicial observers. Justice Harry Blackmun has completely disregarded privacy – in this case the 14th Amendment – because he needs some thin reed to achieve a desired policy outcome. (Roe ostensibly only allows abortions in the first two trimesters, about 23 weeks, but loopholes have allowed some people to wait until their due date.)

In fact, the Constitution doesn’t mention it, which means that our 50 states can decide for themselves.

Sure, many people were quite satisfied with the results. But the legalization of abortion through judicial legislation, rather than the ballot box, has had consequences. Once abortion has become the domain of the courts, it can no longer be resolved through democratic negotiation. It became an all-or-nothing proposition: You must have unlimited abortions on demand, or against any abortion, at any time.

Each side views the smallest concession as a slippery slope. Nuance and compromise becomes impossible. Many people have become voters a problem.

Roe, more than anything else, caused today’s highly polarized culture. Every new Supreme Court nomination brings high-stakes dramas – although Roe has never been before.

Most Americans have a closer view of abortion than the Swedes and French. The problem is, the courts have taken them away from them.

Roe should be overturned not because abortion is evil, but because it is bad law. But what happens after that? The wild heart evokes a nightmare, no woman can abort a pregnancy. It will not happen. Even before Roe, 20 states allowed abortion (under different circumstances). That is 50 years ago, in a much more conservative cultural era.

Most states will quickly pass legal abortion laws. (New York and elsewhere already.) About half will continue with the current unlimited policy; nearly all the rest will have limited pregnancies.

I doubt anyone would choose an outright ban. Mississippi, one of our most conservative states, has introduced a 15-week limit, which is actually longer than most countries (though it could be sooner if Roe really does go). And what if you’re a woman and your state’s laws don’t work for you? Well, it’s not convenient, but you can always drive a few hours to the next state.

Eventually, everything will settle down. My proof? The rest of the world.

The problem is, many people don’t want this. ONE great number of money raised after the abortion war. This issue may prevail in mid-term 2022. This is unfortunate, because there are Therefore There are many other things we need to talk about.

But the bottom line remains: Roe was not only a terrible decision, constitutionally, it was also a significant precursor to today’s culture wars. It’s time for it to go.

Scott Johnston is the author of the novel “Campusland” and the blog Naked Dollar. Roe Sues Wade For Blocking A Democratic Resolution To Our Abortion Debate – It Needs To Go

Tom Vazquez

Tom Vazquez is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Tom Vazquez joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Tom Vazquez by emailing

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