Brunswick Beacon, 10.06.22
For decades, Republicans raked in campaign contributions promising to end abortion. As long as Roe v. Wade guaranteed a woman’s right to choose, they never faced the consequences of actually doing it.
It cost nothing for 166 radical Republicans, including Ted Budd and David Rouzer, to cosponsor legislation declaring every fertilized egg a “pre-born human person” from “the moment of fertilization.” Roe guaranteed they’d never have to deal with the reality of their extremism.
But when Republicans changed the rules to steal one Supreme Court seat from Obama, then changed them back to steal another from Biden, the free ride ended. Their illegitimate majority of radical, activist judges revoked your right to privacy and overturned Roe. Republicans blew their own cover.
You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Americans are furious about losing a constitutional right for the first time in history. And they blame Republicans.
CNN’s poll found 63% of adults opposed overturning Roe. Even more striking was a Wall Street Journal poll finding only 6% think abortion should be banned completely, without exceptions for rape and incest!
It’s significant because it means 94% of Americans don’t believe a fertilized egg is a person at conception. If they did, it would make no difference that the father was a rapist or a relative. Budd and Rouzer have adopted the most extreme position, supported by just 6% of Americans, and treat the destruction of any fertilized egg as murder.
The 94% of Americans who reject their extremism see a 10-year-old rape victim denied an abortion, or a woman forced to carry a dead fetus for weeks and are horrified. They see in-vitro fertilization effectively banned and ask politicians “How dare you?”
Budd and Rouzer want the government to make your family’s most personal decisions. Don’t let them. Vote for Cheri Beasley and Charles Graham on Nov. 8.