I hope the House of Representatives takes up the abortion bill that made it out of the Senate.
Yeah, yeah, I know. The Democrats are running around asking, “Why is this necessary.”
Well, first of all, who really wants to argue that people should be allowed to abort a child based on the child’s sex? Defense of that tends to creep out reasonable people. So it puts the pro-abortion crowd in an awkward position.
Second, the base in Georgia has thought for a while that the GOP has lost its way. When the viability of legislation depends more on skirt length than merit, the base tends to get disenchanted with the leaders.
Solid pro-life legislation will at least rally the social conservatives, though it is going to be hard to really rally the fiscal conservatives after this legislative session.
Third, should there be a large hew and cry over the legislation, it puts the spotlight on all the undercover camera investigations of Planned Parenthood workers willingly taking money to kill black babies and covering up acts of statutory rape, etc.
It’s a win all around in my mind. Particularly if it comes to giving social conservatives a bone after having a former Republican Speaker who many social conservatives viewed with a great deal of suspicion.
I think the Republicans in the General Assembly might as well pass this. Though I was originally more than a bit skeptical of the legislation, killing it now would send a bad signal to the people the GOP is going to need to turn out in November.