Rand Paul for President 2016!
I'm of the Barry Goldwater School on this question: “Today’s so-called ‘conservatives’ don’t even know what the word means. They think I’ve turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. It’s not a conservative issue at all.”Let it be done in the private sector. Or at the State level. There is nothing in the Federal Constitution that gives the Feds any power over a woman's womb. I oppose vagina police. And it goes against Jewish law where abortion is REQUIRED to protect the mental health of the pregnant. I can't find any socon who has figured out how to accommodate that.
Here is a good explanation of Jewish law with regards to abortion: http://www.aish.com/ci/sam/48954946.htmlBasically if a fetus is threatening the life of the mother it is considered a "pursuer" such as an adult chasing you trying to kill you. Hence abortion is self-defense in that case. However, if its possible to save the life by just amputating a limb or otherwise "wounding" the fetus then abortion is forbidden.I do agree with you though on federal law not having a constitutional say in abortion. I think it should be left up to the states.