You hit on the fundamental disconnect with those Conservative arguments.\n\nFor most issues, conservatives say keep government out of any issue involving personal freedoms. This applies to speech, religion, gun ownership, taxes, business regulations, etc. But with abortion and birth control, they want the government to control what individuals can choose. I don't understand this.\n\nI also fail to understand how one state can enforce it's laws beyond the state line. That will never stand up to court challenge.\n\n\nI saw an article addressing this last point which I can no longer find. I found it hard to follow. It had to do with an old judicial concept called dormant commerce clause about issues between states like this. There is a current case in court about whether California can ban pork imports from states that do not provide adequate living space for it's pigs, mainly from the midwest states. Apparently conservatives felt states could not tell other states what to do under a principle whose name escapes me now. That is they felt that way until the abortion situation. Apparently this pig case may have have a lot to do with the future of these interstate abortion issues. I'm just a doctor, don't ask me to explain. Perhaps Mr. Clark could weigh in?