Commonwealth Policy Center

There have been several protests in Kentucky and across the nation against the Dobbs ruling, which gives abortion policy back to the states. A few observations are in order. Those on the political left called it a blow against democracy. However, the ruling was democratic in that it took the question of abortion policy from unelected judges and said the people and their legislatures should decide the matter. Another contradiction made by Sen. Elizabeth Warren was that the “government was making a private health care decision instead of the individual.” It wasn’t too long ago that the political left federalized the entire health care system where the government is making all kinds of decisions for individuals now. Such contradictions make clear that selfish motives dictate their policy instead of timeless principles.