Are You Worried About Roe & Abortion Rights?
It was never about just abortion rights.
It is about putting women in their place. According to the dogma put forth by the white male dominated Republican Party, women belong home, having babies, and taking orders from their men.
The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg said many times if a woman does not control her body, including her reproduction decisions, the woman is not free. This is true. It is a fundamental issue of privacy and freedom.
The U.S. Supreme Court is about to end constitutional abortion rights in America. Women will still be able to exercise reproductive rights in states that do not ban abortion.
Most women won’t be affected by the decision to come by the U.S. Supreme Court. Poor women will be most affected. They will find it difficult to travel to obtain an abortion, miles away from their homes.
Yet, after Roe v. Wade is wiped off the map, the next target will be Griswold. Legal observers know it. Griswold v. Connecticut is a 1965 case that made the Roe decision possible.
Griswold, while a case about a right to contraception, also made clear that the right to privacy is constitutitional and is found in the Bill of Rights and several constitutional amendments. The Court likened this right as within a “zone of privacy created by several fundamental constitutional guarantees. Griswold is also about a woman’s control over her body, her freedom, and liberty.
Roe and Griswold are the same in principle. One concerns ending a pregnancy and the other concerns preventing a pregnancy. Most of all, they extend women freedom and privacy constitutionally.
Women are free and have freedom over their bodies most importantly. Women make these decisions outside of state intrusion. The coming decision from the U.S. Supreme Court denigrates that fundamental human concept and right. It dehumanizes women.
Here’s the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the subject of women’s freedom:
“The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. … When government controls…