One of the most stunning lies people are being told about the recent decision which overturns the previous one on Roe vs. Wade is that abortion is now illegal. That is NOT TRUE. The decision by the Supreme Court turns the matter back over to the individual states which is where it originally resided. A huge part of the problem, of course, is the way that this is being presented in the media.
Let’s start with the decision and what it really means. Each state can now enact its own laws concerning a woman’s reproductive rights. Roughly half of the states have or are going to make it harder or impossible for a woman to get an abortion there. At least a quarter of the states are going to make it easier. Almost no one is likely to use common sense about it. If you have read any of my previous posts, you already know my stance on abortion, but I am going to try my best to leave that out and just talk about the reality here.
We have a media that is inflaming the public and helping to incite riots and death threats. This is patently illegal, but we cannot expect the Department of Justice to act on it since it is currently being used as a tool of the radical left. The radical left wants abortion to be available to any woman (no, sorry, men can’t have babies) at any time for any reason. The Supreme Court has said, okay, no problem, but that’s up to the state you are in to decide. Essentially, what the court has said is, there is NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION, and they are correct. Read the Constitution and you will find there is nothing in there about it. Instead, you will find that all people have the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. It doesn’t say you can decide to end a life or that you are guaranteed to be happy. That just isn’t in there or any of the amendments.
So, my question is, what is the purpose of the rioting, vicious protests, and death threats? Shouldn’t these people be directing their energies at making sure their state will have the access to abortion that they want? That won’t happen by using the tactics that they are, that will happen by putting the people in power that they will do their will. Unfortunately, reason isn’t something that works with radicals.
Please understand that I am in no way advocating for abortion in any form. I am simply stating the way to go about making the change you want now. But also understand that the media has lied about what the court has said, and the President of the United States has lied about what the court has said.
Telling Congress to pass a law about abortion will be worthless in the end. Even if it were to pass, it would be challenged back in the Supreme Court and struck down. That isn’t a prediction, it’s a fact.
I have recently seen a number of corporations that say they are going to provide free help for those that want an abortion but are now in a state where they can’t get one. I guess that’s okay if those corporations are willing to take the consequences (expect boycotts and even some lawsuits.)
I do see the odd hypocrisy on both sides of this. The far left wants the ability to abort even up to (and in some case AFTER) birth but is against capital punishment. The far right wants no abortion but wants to be able to execute criminals for certain crimes. In the end, what you believe is up to you.
I know that this post won’t really change your mind on anything, you will go on believing and supporting whatever position you have. But I do hope that at least it gets you thinking.
Stay well, stay safe,