Women’s reproductive rights are at stake as we are waiting to see if Kavanaugh is confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice. Trump made a promise to his supporters that he’d appoint someone who would surely overturn Roe v Wade and now he has the opportunity to do so with his nomination.
“Roe and the rulings that have upheld made clear that what women across the country know at their core to be true, that reproductive freedom is essential to a woman’s ability to control her future, to plan her family, and to contribute to her community as she may choose to.”
I want to say this: no one has a right to make a decision for a woman on what she should do with her body. She is the one who would have to go through pregnancy. She would have to cover the costs associated with pregnancy, such as health checkups, delivery fees, hospital fees, supporting a child throughout their life.
The people who argue that it’s a life that is unfairly taken away: will you pay the costs to support this child? Are you willing you take them to school and make sure they’re on the right track to not drop out and get involved with risky activities? Are you going to pay for their medical expenses? Will you parent this child since you care so much about them having a chance at life?
I will assume the answer is no, because you don’t want to care for an unwanted child. Women don’t choose abortion for fun. It takes bravery to go through with it, and they need to consider themselves. If they can’t give this child the best chance at life, if they don’t want to carry their rapist’s baby, whatever her reason is, it is THEIR BODY, and their choice.
By forcing a woman to carry a baby to term and not allowing her to safely abort, the child will be put up for adoption when there are already over 400,000 children in the foster care system in the US waiting to get adopted.
By overturning Roe v Wade, you won’t be stopping abortions. You’ll be stopping safe abortions. Women desperate not to carry a child to term for any of the above reasons will find a way to terminate their pregnancy, as it is documented worldwide.