Beyond policy and morality — way beyond — there is politics.
As much as the former should take center stage, I’d be remiss not to mention how this decision is playing. Looks like it has some unexpected support:
The Catholic bars are really interesting. But as Sarah Kliff explains, that “unaffiliated” group is really the point because these are the elusive Holy Grail Independents that make or break elections. The independents that swung the 2008 elections were more female, secular and young than the rest of the electorate.
Many in this group are wary of abortions as a concept, or at the very least not actively pro-choice. There’s an “intensity gap”, as they say.
But when the conversation moves away from abortion to contraceptives – as it has this week – the intensity gap flips