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You know, if the Democrats had been more willing to compromise on abortion, there might not have been a Dobbs ruling last week. The whole thing started when Mississippi passed a law saying “No more abortions after 15 weeks” (with exceptions for medical emergencies and abnormal fetuses). Abortions rights extremists (let’s face it, abortion up until the day of birth is an extreme position) sued. Had they left it alone, there would have been no case to overturn Roe v. Wade.
For that matter, Democrats have had numerous chances to back down from their extreme “anytime, any point in pregnancy, for any reason” position on abortion. There have been bills in Congress to restrict late-term abortions to medical necessity — a perfectly reasonable position. Democrats refused to back down, even as they denied that late-term abortions ever took place for reasons other than medical necessity. It’s become a typical frame of argument for Democrats. “This thing isn’t happening, but it must continue.” They use the same argument to defend teaching racialist ideologies (CRT) in public schools.