I heard recently that things like abortion, the death penalty, euthanasia, and other “moral problems” are only talked about in American politics. To be honest, just from watching the news these things are some of the most talked about topics during presidential elections. But I was surprised when I heard from a Canadian academic that these issues aren’t talked about in Canada or Europe. These are just not things that politicians will sit and argue about in these other countries.
What do you guys think of this? Is it true?
Also, just to throw it out there, does it really matter if a politician says they are against abortion. Bush was against abortion, was president for 8 years, and didn’t do a thing about it while in office. These people might say they are against abortion to get the conservative Christian vote, but if they don’t do anything about it, what good is it?