Sunday, May 31, 2009

After Tiller

It'd be very good to pass some kind of major pro-choice initiative in the time to come, just to demonstrate that attempts to achieve political goals in America through acts of terrorism will be frustrated. Repealing the Hyde Amendment, perhaps? Or passing more powerful laws against intimidation at abortion clinics? I don't know what can be done, and Obama has plenty on his plate, so I doubt he'll be able to take on much new stuff. But you've got to show people who are willing to kill (and die) for various things that killing will have the opposite of the effect they want on our political system.

2 comments:

Eric the Political Hack said...

I agree this isn't likely to be something that the White House pushes, but congress is back from recess today and I imagine that more than a couple pro-choice members of congress are discussing these types of policies today. I suspect that the White House doesn't really want to get involved in the abortion issue at the moment, but if congress takes the initiative, the administration will have to support it. I hope it happens, but like you I'm not really expecting much.

Nicholas Beaudrot said...

My initial idea was to pass a federal "bubble bill", though obviously that wouldn't have prevented this one.