In an op-ed by former California gubernatorial candidate and radio personality Larry Elder, he makes the case for Roe. V. Wade to be overturned. Here is a snippet from the article:
That leaves eight “conservative states” with only 36 abortion providers between them — an already difficult proposition for any woman seeking an abortion in those states. In six of them — Mississippi, Kentucky, the Dakotas, Missouri and Nebraska — a woman cannot find an abortion provider in 97% to 98% of those states’ counties.
In other words, as it stands now, conservative states reduce abortion to almost nonexistence, so a post-Roe world, at least in those states, changes little.
Despite NOW’s support, regular Americans appear wary of Roe’s scope. Yes, according to a recent CBS poll, 59% of Americans call Roe a “good thing.” But when pressed more specifically, people give answers that change the picture dramatically. Only 25% want abortion on demand — effectively the Roe position. Fourteen percent want abortion permitted with more restrictions; 38% want abortions permitted in cases of rape, incest and to save women’s lives; 15% want abortion permitted only to save women’s lives; and 3% want abortion not permitted at all. When added together, 70% want greater, not fewer, restrictions on abortion.
With a reversal of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court says this: Where the Constitution fails to provide a specific empowerment for the federal government — butt out.