Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The People Have Spoken

Two conservative ballot initiatives were defeated yesterday.

The Mississippi so-called  "personhood" initiative was rejected by more than 55 percent of voters. If passed, it would have declared that life begins at conception and would have surely provoked a legal challenge to abortion rights nationwide since it conflicted with the 1973 landmark Supreme Court (Roe v. Wade) decision that established a woman's legal right to abortion.

The other initiative overturned an anti-union law in Ohio, delivering a crushing defeat to Republican Gov. John Kasich and a victory for labor unions.

The people of Mississippi and Ohio are not as stupid as I thought.


mythopolis said...

Given the givens, I think it was a good decision for the time being. I don't mean to make a stink here, but does a man have a right to abortion? The baby develops inside the woman, of course. But, it was his sperm and her egg. Aside from rape, the act was a 50/50 deal. Does he not have a voice here? I am not some patriarchal egomaniac here, I just ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure where ethics is concerned. Am I misguided?

Stickup Artist said...

I have said all along that people voted those tea baggers in on a knee jerk reaction and hadn't really informed themselves properly. I knew they were in for a very rude awakening and would regret their voting errors. It seems that day has come. Lets hope the public keeps paying close attention and doesn't go back to sleep again between now and next November.