Martha Raddatz told Amy Klobuchar that in multiple states, the majority of citizens believe abortion should be illegal in most or all cases. “So wouldnt these laws simply reflect a majority of people in those states?”
Klobuchar’s dumb answer was that this would be “patchwork of laws” and asked “how can that be?” Proving that like all Democrats she only understands one kind of society: centralized authoritarian rule by liberal elites that ignores the will of the people.
Raddatz had Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas on later, and he had an answer to this non-conundrum — to Raddatz’s obvious chagrin.
If you look at a constitutional or a national standard that goes against that thrust of the states having prerogative. And secondly, I think there are some constitutional issues of a national standard as well as to what the authority under the Constitution to enact that.
And Martha, there’s a fundamental point that everybody describes this as right. If the court reverses Roe vs. Wade they’re saying the Constitution does not provide that. Which returns it to the states. And to me that makes sense under the Constitution. And that’s where the vigorous debate is going to be.