First, you need to read here, and here, and here.

As I suggested day before yesterday, we need to compartmentalize the issues surrounding this case or we’re never going to get to the heart of the matter.

In the above we have discussed the constitutional matters, and at least part of the racial matters relating to this case.

We will return to the racial argument in another post but right now let’s discuss the political aspect of all of this.

For that, we begin with the will of the people:

Several things become clear in this poll.

First of all, the the numbers in this pool tell us that the majority of Americans do not consider abortion a right, whatever they might consider it. Rights, you see, cannot be regulated.

(As an aside, that’s a point I’ve made in 2A discussions.)

Secondly, the results of this poll would also seem to suggest that even a majority of Democrats don’t support abortion right up to the point of birth, the way the Democrat establishment has been demanding.

I’ve maintained for a long time that there is a disconnect between the Democrat establishment and the Democrat rank and file. This pool would seem to exemplify that disconnect. I suggest to you that that disconnect is going to be strongly reflected in the next several election cycles at least.

Thirdly, I’ve said many times that the very reason that leading Democrats pushed for a ruling from the Supreme Court on the matter, was because they knew there wasn’t nearly enough popular support for changing the Constitution to accommodate their wishes, and further they knew they weren’t going to be able to push it through the individual states, either. The political support simply wasn’t there. That’s why they pushed the Supreme Court into making a ruling in an area where the Supreme court, and indeed the entirety of the federal government has no jurisdiction. The numbers in the poll cited here, mean that there is no more support now than there was when Roe was handed down.

And no, this is not my final comment on the issue, I have several more posts in the pipeline. But these are all pieces to the puzzle and I’m breaking them up one at a time for the sake of clarity.