More voters than ever are now pro-choice when it comes to abortion, but just as many view it as morally wrong in most situations.
Overall, 52% of Likely U.S. Voters consider themselves pro-choice when it comes to abortion, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-one percent (41%) say they are pro-life.
This is the damage done by the “personally pro-life” gambit. The consequences of the popularity of this political sidestep are destroying our culture. If one follows the logic, it’s conceivable to have 100 percent of the people agree that something is terribly immoral but should not be illegal because someone could possibly think otherwise.
It’s ludicrous and completely disassociates legality from morality. And that’s dangerous because that ends in a completely amoral culture. It’s similar with the marriage debate. Many people have told me that while they believe marriage is between a man and a woman they don’t feel comfortable legislating their morality.
Well, let me tell you something the other side of the debate feels just fine about codifying their morality into law.
Why is gay marriage OK but not bigamy or incest? Why? It’s not because morality. It’s an ick factor. There’s still an ick factor to those things. It’s not a reasoned morality. It’s just “ick.” But a generation ago, there was an “ick” factor about homosexuality. A few sitcoms later and we’re so over it. So now we just have to wait for the next great bigamist sitcom. Come on, it’s not hard to picture. Maybe it’d be called, “Seven is Enough” or “Make Room for Mommies.”
This is no way to run a civilization.