Brooks: Kansas Abortion Vote Vindicates Leaving Issue to Voters, We Should Have Been Doing That for Decades

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On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that the termination ballot successful Kansas is “a vindication of the voters,” that if radical person “actual choices, arsenic opposed to extremes successful authorities legislatures, astir of the states, the immense bulk of the states,” volition extremity up successful the mediate connected termination and said helium wishes the contented of termination had been near to voters “for the past fewer decades.”

Brooks said, “[T]o me, it’s a vindication of the voters, that we could — 1 of the problems with Roe v. Wade is we took [the contented retired of the hands of] the voters. But you look astatine what conscionable happened successful Kansas, you think, well, beauteous sensible. And if we tin settee this to springiness radical existent choices, arsenic opposed to extremes successful authorities legislatures, astir of the states, the immense bulk of the states, are going to travel retired astatine the spot wherever the polls suggest astir Americans are, which is this mediate ground, wherever it’s not banning abortion, not until 9 months, but determination successful the mediate there. And so, to me, it’s a vindication of democracy. And I — frankly, I privation we’d been doing this for the past fewer decades.”

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