That may be the case. In an interview with GQ, Michael Steele sounds very much like he is declaring himself pro-abortion.
Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?Yeah. I mean, again, I think that's an individual choice.You do?Yeah. Absolutely.
Now, to be fair, his solution is a federalist solution to let the individual states decide — a position I favor because I don't believe it is presently possible to end abortion at the national level and this would be the result should Roe v. Wade be overturned.Hopefully he'll clarify his position or can show he was misquoted. I hope so. Leon points out to me in an email that the question was "have the right" not "should have the right." So it could be he was just responding with a pure statement of fact.I foresee a bad week for him, again, if he does not get out front and just affirm that he was responding to the actual facts of the question that women do presently have that right and not responding to the question of whether they should have the right.We can only hope.