Of course, you're clueless about Roe v.Wade and the Supreme Court decision on it. "Myth 2: American women are able to have legal abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy in all 50 states.<quoted text>
Unless the Supreme Court reversed roe v wade themselves, Congress is the only ones who can change the law. Even with a republican-controlled congress, it's next to impossible to get enough democrats on board to get a bipartisan majority vote. Also, not all republicans are pro life or are on the fence.
Several bills addressing this issue are in committee during each Congressional term to pass legislation protecting the fetus from the moment of conception. But, again, it's very difficult to get enough people on board to overturn this law and win over enough of the population.
Democrats pass major legislation in a strictly partisan way but Republicans know that's not how Congress is supposed to work. And there has to be enough of an outcry on the part of the people.
Voters will never have a say on the issue of abortion other than writing or calling our representatives to change the law.
Fact: That wasnt true when the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973 and its not true now. In Roe, the court ruled that women have a right to abortion during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy and the state cannot restrict the procedure. In the third trimester, which encompasses the period after the point of fetal viability, the state may prohibit abortion as long as it is still permitted if the life or health of the mother is at risk." Check this out: http://msmagazine.com/blog/2010/04/23/10-wors...