Anna Quindlen laments the declining opportunity to murder children in Mississippi:
There is only a single abortion clinic in Mississippi. Once there were seven. There are nearly 3 million people living in the state. No other state with only one abortion clinic has as many residents. Mississippi has enacted every restriction on abortion possible within the limits set by the Supreme Court.
I think this offers evidence that the supposedly pro-choice Libertarian position is an EFFECTIVELY pro-life one. The number of abortions that will be eliminated simply by allowing the states to exercise their sovereign rights will be significant.
And if the “blue” states wish to follow Europe into death by depopulation, there’s upside on that side of the equation too. The “blue” staters can’t breed their way into power, so they have to steal the children produced by others through the brainwashing provided by the public schools.
While I’m not exactly bullish on America, the three positive strains I see currently active are as follows:
1. Gun control is manifestly acknowledged to be a losing political issue. Stealth regulation is now the more immediate concern.
2. The homeschooling movement is growing literally every day. Christian 30-somethings are starting to ask their peers with surprise: “you’re NOT planning to homeschool?” Secular parents are beginning to take note, and critical mass may be reached within ten years.
3. The more left-liberal people become, the less they reproduce. No evolutionary dead-end is likely to remain dominant for long.