Republican voters are getting older. To wit:
Point being, in the mid-1980s, all age groups were red voters. In 2004, voters 24 and under were blue. By 2012, voters 39 and under were blue. Eight years later, voters 49 and younger are blue.
The Republican party only appeals to an aging demographic which is dying off. I will probably live to see the court get packed, and I might even live to see a national popular vote constitutional amendment.
In the short term, I think abortion is going to be the new health care law: Now that passing laws have real world consequences, it’s going to be a lot harder for Republicans to pass those laws.
Today voting against abortion actually takes away a woman’s fundamental right, so my prediction is that a lot of Republicans at the state level are going to backpedal and pass laws making abortions legal in swing states and even red states. I remember when Todd Akin was shown the door in deep red Missouri because he said a woman could “shut down” a pregnancy from rape. The same women in deep red states who voted against Akin back in 2012 could very well now go to vote out Republicans who try to keep abortion illegal.
The reasons why I am pro choice are based on some very personal stories. Now that abortion has become illegal in about half of the United States, I think those stories need to be told, but I need to get clearance from other people involved in the stories before I make them public.
I can tell you this much: On a personal level, I oppose adultery and I oppose sex outside of a lifetime monogamous commitment. But what I oppose on a personal level and what I think government should make illegal are two different things.
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