Henry you made some valid points but there are four other states issuing tenth amendment statements (NH, AZ, OK, WA) and those are not doing so on the basis of abortion. They are making a strait and clear stand to assert their sovereignty so the Federal government will no longer usurp powers not delegated to it. Trust me this is not a religious right movement. Here have a look at Arizona's its probably the one worded the most concise and it only pertains to the 10th amendment.
Arizona stands up to the Federal Government and reasserts state sovereignty!!
On abortion I would agree with you on a Federal level, because I feel that until science can definitively define when conscious life begins the Federal government has no jurisdiction to be involved. However on a state level I believe that, in light of my earlier statement regarding science, the individual states should have a vote of the populace as to whether they want it deemed legal or not legal. If the majority vote pro-abortion then the only way to overturn that issue would be for those opposed to garner enough converts in the time intervening and submit for another vote. If someone personally does not support the verdict, then they can vote with their feet and move somewhere that the view is the opposite.
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