That’s a response I can live with. As we agree, it’s hardly a black-or-white issue and the nuances are impossible to legislate.

To be perfectly honest, I really think this is an issue for the states, not the federal government. There will be states that restrict abortion and states that allow abortion on demand. The federal government’s role should solely be to ensure a person’s ability to travel from one state to another.

I think Planned Parenthood and similar groups could make an effort to raise funds through voluntary donations to help women afford a journey from a restrictive state to a permissive state and the cost of the procedure. After all, the whole issue is about choice and those who support choice would have an opportunity to put their money where their mouths are.

One more thing: I am a big believer in “morning-after pills.” Though not quite as effective as contraception, they are a way to avoid an actual pregnancy and avoid the abortion problem altogether.

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