Ladies and gentlemen, two "take-aways":
- The Texas law is by no means perfect. But it's progress. Contrary to popular opinion, Roe v Wade did not happen overnight. The pro-death march towards that ruling was long in the making. Our return to sanity will likewise not be a miraculous cake-walk. It will be accomplished step by step.
- Elections matter, even if the candidates put forth are not the knights in shining armor that we think we deserve. Those five votes were cast by people appointed by Republican presidents, no exception. No Democrat appointed them. Needless to say that had some Republicans not stayed home in 2008 and 2012 in temper-tantrum snits, we might be looking at a much different political landscape. We might have seen a microcosm of the national scenario a few weeks ago in Virginia; had not that libertarian run (supported by Soros money, by the way) Ken Cuccinelli might be governor-elect.