Can Roe v. Wade Be Overturned?
For some reason Democrats seem to be using this title as a reason that Bret Kavanaugh should not be added as a Supreme Court Justice.
Let me preface my remarks by saying that I find it astounding that a political party would make dead children their rallying cry against a jurist.
Not privacy, not free speech, not religious freedom, not borders, not immigration, not gun control or bump stocks but the right to kill your child is their circle the wagons issue?
What’s The Real Issue?
If by some miracle Roe v. Wade was overturned that would not bring an end to the legality of abortion.
Roe v. Wade in simple terms says that a woman has a constitutional right to have an abortion.
If Roe v. Wade was overturned then it would be up to the legislatures in the fifty individual states to decide what, when, where, and how an abortion would be obtained legally.
In this new landscape, some women could have access to abortions with few or no restrictions, while others would have to travel hundreds of miles or more to find a clinic in another state.
Is Roe The Wrong Argument?
On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that unduly state restrictions of abortion are unconstitutional.
If you were not aborted on that date you’d be 45 today.
What was the world like in 1973? No cell phones, social networks, cable TV, laptops, big screen TVs. It was a different world.
In 1973 being pregnant out of wedlock was a scandal. You were sent off to live with your aunt in Kansas until you had the baby then some story would be concocted to explain the new addition.
Hollywood ended all that. Sleeping around became a common pastime with stars.
Having kids out of wedlock that used to be covered up by studios became glorious front-page news in Variety.
You might be familiar with the NFL great Antonio Cromartie. Cromartie has 14 children in total, six with Terricka Cason.
The remaining 8 children he had with 7 different women.
Any scandal here? No, he has his own TV show all about his wonderful family life.
I guess 8 law suits for child support might be a wakeup call. Even to a big bucks’ football player.
The Right Argument
Where did we drop the ball between now and 1973? What was present in 1973 that’s missing today?
Two words — personal responsibility.
If you take an action there is a responsibility to that action that is squarely on your shoulders. Good or bad.
Roe v. Wade was a morning after pill excuse for promiscuous behavior by both men and women. Pregnant? — no sweat.
Now you have a get out of jail free card. No harm no foul. And it was all downhill from there.
A woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body. If the kid has male plumbing, it’s not your body. If the DNA is different it’s not your body but we will happily take that personal responsibility off your back.
Approximately 926,200 abortions were performed in 2014, down 12% from 1.06 million in 2011. In 2014, some 1.5% of women aged 15–44 had an abortion.
That’s like eliminating almost the entire population of Montana every year.
Some Final Thoughts
One in four women will have an abortion by the age of 45. You have a better chance of being aborted than born in New York City if you’re black.
The three most common reasons—each cited by three-fourths of patients—were concern for, or responsibility to, other individuals; the inability to afford raising a child; and the belief that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents.
Half said they did not want to be a single parent or were having problems with their husband or partner.
I did notice they left out not being able to fit in your prom dress. Legitimate reasons for ending a life — or lack of personal responsibility for your actions? That’s your call.