Row vs. Wade is an extremely controversial topic that everyone has an opinion about. This was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court which ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restrictions. Some might view this topic differently due to their beliefs, but this has absolutely nothing to do with anyone’s feelings regarding abortion and everything to do with freedom. A person’s moral and religious beliefs are well within their right, but their views should not impact a woman’s decision with her own body.
There have been many people voicing their thoughts about how vaccines and or masks mandates take away their freedom but is a government deciding what a woman can and cannot do with her body is not also taking away people’s freedom as well? The United States is “supposed” to stand for the freedom of each citizen. A woman deciding to get an abortion does not harm anyone but might be what is best for the unborn child and her own life. People arguing that vaccines and mask mandates take away their freedom is completely different because people not getting a vaccine or wearing a mask can and have killed millions of people.
Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, was a single mother of two living in Texas. In 1963, when she was just 16, she met and married the man who was the father of her child. She was young and unable to care for her child, so after she divorced her husband she surrender custody of the child to her mother. In 1967, Miss McCorvey became pregnant for the 2nd time and immediately gave the child up for adoption. Two years later, she was pregnant for the 3rd time and wanted to have an abortion which in Texas was only offered if the mother’s life would be endangered if carried the child to full-term.
Regardless of, the mistakes made she fought for her right to decide what she did with her body. With the assistance of lawyers, she made a difference for other women to be able to choose an abortion if that is what they felt was best for themselves and the unborn child.
According to Politico, in January 1973, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision ruling that the due process clause of the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution provided a “right to privacy” which also protects a pregnant woman’s right to have an abortion. It was also ruled that this right is not absolute and must be balanced against the government’s interest in protecting women’s health and prenatal lift. The court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the three trimesters of pregnancy. This was set up as the following in the first trimester, governments could not prevent abortions. During the 2nd trimester, governments could require reasonable health regulations, Finally, during the 3rd trimester, abortions could be prevented entirely as long as the law contained exceptions for cases when they were necessary to save the life and health of the mother.
In 2022, the US Supreme Court overturning a law protecting abortion rights, a law that was put in place in 1973 is appalling. It has been almost 50 years and during a time period when people should be evolving, we seem to be doing the opposite. The government telling a woman what she can do concerning her body is wrong. What if a woman is raped, should she be forced to carry that child full-term? If a child is raped, why should that child be told, that she cannot have an abortion and she must keep her rapist’s child?
Why are the same people that are against abortion, the same people that are against anything that could provide children with the means for a good and fulfilling life? Things such as free healthcare, free education, and affordable housing are banished from existence. The issues that cause harm such as the guns that kill people daily are perfectly acceptable. The people in the United States who are hell-bent on keeping their freedom to carry guns, vote, and live their lives like they see fit are also the same people that want to take a woman’s right to have an abortion and gay rights away. Why is that?
We are supposed to be living in a free country that is not dictated by government, religion, or anything else, but it appears that many are trying to change that. As long as we are not hurting anyone else, there should not be any problems. Those that carry guns into a supermarket and open fire, killing anyone they see is not the way we should be living. A woman knowing, she cannot care for the child and provide that child with a safe and loving life is well within her right to not be forced to keep the child. Children are the future and should not be brought into a home that is unsafe because they cannot be cared for or if they are brought into the world by rape or incest.
I am aware that there are going to be many people that disagree with what I have shared in this post, but I do ask you to be respectful of what I feel. I am a firm believer in the freedom of all and do not think that anyone should be forced to do anything they are not comfortable with and want to happen. The United States is supposed to be a free country and not a dictatorship, so long as what we are doing does not cause anyone else harm. A woman deciding to have an abortion is not causing harm to anyone, not even the unborn child.
Thank you for visiting my site today. I was withholding writing about this because I know how delicate this topic is and how many people feel differently, but I could not keep my feelings in and wanted to share this. I typically apologize for offending people, but this issue should be decided by only one person and that is the mother because she is the one whose body it affects. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
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Look at you, brave woman, putting yourself out into the world and making a difference. I have struggled with what the right is doing in our country for some time now. NO ONE is pro-abortion, but there are times when women need to resort to this medical procedure. I once asked my mom (in the pre-Roe years) why it would be okay for women to get an abortion. Her answer echoes with me now: it needs to be available to women because too many of them are dying. That sure put things into a new light for me. The best way to prevent abortions is to make contraception available to all at no cost and to make reproductive health care and education available to those who need it. That’s why I donate to Planned Parenthood. What we see happening on the right is a drive to make contraception difficult (or impossible) to obtain and efforts to shut down reproductive services. Safety net programs that would help provide for the health and care of newborn children are not supported. I have concluded that the right is more concerned with controlling women and imposing their religious beliefs onto the nation than in preventing abortions. I grew up in a time when women were expected to remain at home. Men constantly denigrated women drivers in my presence. Husbands controlled their wifes’ health care. I was told I would make a good nurse because I was so smart that I could help doctors look good. My college advisor told me that I was taking a slot away from a man and that my education was wasted because I would just stay home and be a housewife. My uncle told me that I shouldn’t be allowed to vote until I was married. My mother had all her credit cards cancelled when she got her divorce even though she had earned all the money and paid the bills for years. There have been statements coming out of the mouths of right-wing politicians lately that have let slip their views on women: over-educated, not deserving of equal pay, etc. Wow. This is an attack on women! We have come a long way in the last 50 years, and we should not allow ourselves to be pushed back to the 50s. Women need to be able to control their own bodies and health care decisions.
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I agree that women need to be able to have control over their body and no one should be able to tell them what to do. What would happen if someone tried controlling a man’s body? I believe they would not stand for that, but yet men think they can control a woman’s body. Things have come along way, but it seems like there are some that are wanting it to be like the 40’s or 50’s again where women have no rights. Crazy times!
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Crazy times, indeed! I think that if women could demand DNA testing and then financial support for any pregnancy for 18 years there would be a different tune coming from these lawmakers. It really is about keeping women dependent on men and unable to control their own lives.
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