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    Does small government which repubs profess to want include government laws, regulations and restrictions on a woman's body and abortion?

    I mean, after all, it will cost HUGE amounts of $$ and increases in the deficit to regulate, create agencies who enforce the illegalities, incarcerate the offenders and fight court battles forever if it becomes illegal to have abortions.

    Just a thought.

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    Small govt only applies to businesses not persons, persons will be even more regulated.
     
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    Actually, overturning Roe v Wade would cost the Federal Government nothing. No agency, no enforcement, no "abortion Czar" would be needed, because abortion would become the purview of the states as it should be. You folks in California would be free to get all the abortions you want IF the state so legislates. Those of you in Mississippi, would be able to restrict abortions how ever your legislature mandates.
     
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    You are talking to people who ignore the fact that our system was designed to give power to states.
     
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    Roe v. Wade wouldn't be overturned, just funding to Planned Parenthood would be cut off. Want an abortion, pay for it yourself.
     
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    So, in conservative states, who would enforce abortion law? The already downsized, understaffed police depts???? You guys are slashing funding for them daily.

    You far right wingers want smaller govt, less govt........but you aren't willing to accept fewer laws.
     
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    Sure we are. Which is why we are advocating deregulation. That way the government can focus more on doing it's one real responsibility: Protecting lives.
     
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    Most conservatives who oppose privacy rights lack the political courage to follow all the way through with what would indeed entail banning abortion: the criminal prosecution of doctors and pregnant women. Nor do they have the courage to admit that banning abortion would only send the practice underground, that criminalization of abortion would be no solution at all.

    Otherwise, yes, the desire of most republicans to preempt privacy rights and expand the authority of government is very much in conflict with their professed advocacy of ‘small government.’
     
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    Abortion isn't a privacy issue, nimrod. However, it will remain legal until the SC overturns Row v. Wade, and that isn't likely to happen.

     
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    funding for enforcement would be up to the states.

    I'm willing to live with far fewer laws; the thousands of federal and state firearms laws, for example could all be done away with. They are all covered adequately by "Thou shalt not kill."
     

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