Is the tide turning?

November 8, 2006 | By | 3 Replies More

This, from the Associated Press:

In a triple setback for conservatives, South Dakota rejected a law that would have banned virtually all abortions, Arizona became the first state to defeat an amendment to ban gay marriage and Missouri approved a measure backing stem cell research.

Perhaps the voters are expressing that they don’t want politicians (and other people’s religions) telling them how to make personal decisions, especially wrenching personal decisions regarding life and death, medical treatment, and how and when to have children.  Perhaps the voters are deciding that the Constitution does not require us to have politicians as our moral nannies. 


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Category: American Culture, Current Events, Good and Evil, Medicine, Politics

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Dan Klarmann says:

    As with the 2000 "Mandate" for the policies of "W" and his backers, we should tread carefully on the not-yet-fully-counted Missouri Stem Cell Initiative that passed by a bare percent. As of Weds 3:00 p.m. CST 1,059,202 for vs. 1,013,850 against allowing research in Missouri that is legal in the U.S.

  2. Nelson Blaha says:

    The tide may indeed be turning, but I do specifically remember seeing that one state actually outright banned abortion. That should be included in such a prediction.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Nelson. To my knowledge, South Dakota (the state that just overturned it's abortion law) was that state that had passed the law that came close to outright banning abortion.

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