Friday, March 10, 2006

South Dakota's ban, opportunity for Dems?

The South Dakota abortion ban presents a big opportunity for Democrats to turn a "wedge" issue into political gains in the next election. Just as Republicans used gay marriage during the last election (and seem to be angling for gay adoption for 2006) the Democrats can propose a constitutional amendment that explicitly grants the right of privacy. Most people are in favor of legalized abortion (with restrictions, but legal) so a push for a constitutional amendment would give the Democrats the upper hand in such a polarizing debate.