Friday, February 24, 2012
Can Roe v. Wade Be Repealed More Easily Than Thought?
And if so, why hasn't the GOP done anything about it by now?
I was reading over the website for the Indiana chapter of the Constitution Party, and I came across this paragraph:
"Republicans claim to be pro-life but from 2000-06 when they had control of the House and Presidency they did nothing to overturn Roe vs. Wade when they could have done so easily. Also the Republican Party actively campaigned for John McCain in the last presidential race, who is not pro-life. Some of our pro-abortion supreme court justices were appointed by Republicans. What have Republicans actively done to defund Planned Parenthood?"
"Did nothing to overturn Roe vs. Wade when they could have done so easily?"
That's a new one on me!
Well, not entirely. I have heard such a claim made by members of the Constitution Party before. They are a splinter group of disaffected Conservatives who trace their roots back to the American Independent Party, which was the 3rd Party founded by radical segregationist George Wallace. Today, the Constitution Party does not seem to embrace the segregationist side of the Ultra-conservative movement they came out of.
But what about this claim that the Republican Party, which has long positioned itself in people's minds as the "Pro-Life Party," is balking at the Holy Grail of the Pro-life movement: Repealing the landmark Supreme Court decision known as Roe vs. Wade?
I decided to email the Indiana Constitution Party about it and ask. Here's what I wrote: