A Qualified Defense of Letting States Decide on Abortion

Source: Reason
by Stephanie Slade

“Many people on both sides of this issue understandably recoil from the idea of what they see as a fundamental human right being subjected to a vote. (There’s more to life than mere democracy!) Yet on a practical level, if not on a moral one, there is a case in favor of devolving decision making on an issue that has split the country for decades. Given the current state of public opinion on abortion, any top-down, one-size-fits-all policy is liable to exacerbate divisions and foment animosity.” (05/04/22)