Gah! I hate Hate HATE talking about abortion. It is the most emotionally charged topic there is, and many of the arguments aren’t remotely rational or logical. It’s a rabbit hole with no solution or agreement or consideration for give-and-take. But, apparently a decision has been ruled to overturn Roe vs Wade, and a draft of said ruling has been leaked to the public, so it’s the hot topic at the moment. I may or may not address several aspects of this in the coming days or weeks, but here I will address one aspect.
Who leaked? Republican/conservatives are claiming it had to have been a Democrat/liberal who leaked. Their reasoning seems to be to rile up their base so liberals to get out and vote, to encourage more Dem/liberal politicians elected, keep the House and/or Senate, and so on. And let’s be honest, liberals tend to be more fickle about voting than conservatives, as a general rule. I believe that is entirely plausible. Being the cynic that I am I would not be surprised at all if that is what happened.
But what about the other direction? No one is suggesting it might have been a Rep/conservative who leaked the ruling. Why not? What would be so surprising about that? I could definitely see a Rep/conservative leaking it to fire up their base, essentially saying, “See? If you get out and vote and help us take back the House and/or Senate this is what we can do. We can continue to give you all this stuff you want.” I believe this is entirely plausible, as well.
I also believe this will be investigated thoroughly and vigorously and quickly. The coming days and weeks will be interesting. I’m not sure I’d bet money on who leaked, in my mind right now it’s 50/50.