The highly controversial Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade not only created a wider chasm between liberals and conservatives, but it also deepened the divide between Americans and the Supreme Court itself. Recent polls reveal the 5-4 decision was not a popular one, with the majority of voters favoring Roe v. Wade as the nation’s abortion law. Straight Arrow News contributor Rashad Richey contends the decision sets a slippery slope that will have “damaging consequences” for the direction of the country.
Let me ask this question, since there are many conservatives who are applauding, taking away a woman’s right to choose, because they believe that life begins at conception. I personally do not hold that belief. But if you do believe this, if you believe that life begins at conception, do you also believe that child support should begin at conception? If you believe that you need to start working on legislation right now to make sure that men must pay child support beginning at conception? How about mandating insurance companies to insure fetuses beginning at conception?
And here’s the other thing, you have to stop deporting undocumented women who are pregnant, because now they are carrying an American citizen. Correct? Let’s start working on the statutory language. Start working on the bills for that.
Let’s be clear about another Supreme Court ruling, in contrast to this one.
You see, the Supreme Court also ruled a few days ago in a 6-3 decision, that New York did not have the right to enforce common sense gun laws under their jurisdiction. The Supreme Court says this is a matter of self defense, that everyone should be able to carry guns and your gun restrictions are unconstitutional.
So I want you to think about what’s happening here. The Supreme Court has just made a ruling that basically creates a national protection for people to carry guns, because according to Justice Thomas and those that supported this decision, your right to carry arms or your right to bear arms is an absolute right, basically, and it needs to be protected nationally.
But a woman’s right to choose needs to only be protected by whatever state that chooses to protect it.
Does any of this make sense to you?
This is not just about Roe v. Wade. This is about a fundamental issue with who we are as a country.