Abortion Confusion

Barack Obama’s muddle on abortion hasn’t gotten a ton of coverage. And in fairness to the mainstream media they have had a lot more critical and dramatic flip-flops to cover (e.g. Iraq and FISA). But as this story shows, Obama has flummoxed his pro-choice supporters. Did he mean to undercut the legal underpinnings for Roe v. Wade? They don’t think so. But if not, what was he up to? Pro-choice advocates are concerned: “that kind of statement [undercutting the mental health justification] really feeds into the wingnut argument that women have abortions because they are frivolous about that decision, because we are having a bad hair day.”

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