Suffrage the little children
November 16, 2012 § 4 Comments
Those of you who have argued that womens’ suffrage has no practical effect on abortion law really need to think again.
Abortion controversies ultimately intersect with privacy concerns. For millions of women, candidates grasping for a rationale to ban abortion in cases of rape looked like the ultimate invasion of privacy.
Exit polling by The Associated Press showed women voters going for Sen. McCaskill by a 3-2 margin, while men supported the two about equally.
One practical effect women’s suffrage obviously has right here and now is that it requires candidates who want to win to support the Three Exceptions. In other words, it requires anti-abortion candidates to not actually be anti-abortion.