I’ve done some talking on this blog about my political identity. I have referred to myself as a Cook County Republican, which means (to me) that I am a fiscal conservative and social liberal and can’t abide The Machine.
The reality is that I am inching more to the left every single day. (Don’t get me started on Rahm Emmanuel.)
One day, in high school civics class, I was spouting conservative on something. A friend asked how anyone as Pro-Choice as I could possibly be so Republican. My response was,
“Roe v. Wade is over. Decided. Finished. I don’t need to vote based on that issue.”
Even the teacher accepted that answer (although I expect he knew better). But we all know the reality – conservatives have been chipping away at the decision for years. And today I read this article about a court in NC blocking a law – a law meaning that a whole bunch of elected officials thought it was a good idea – requiring a doctor to present a woman seeking an abortion with: