The Supreme Court decided Friday to overturn Roe vs. Wade, ending abortion as a constitutional right, giving states the right to ban the medical procedure.
Justice Samuel Alito said the nearly 50-year landmark ruling must be “overruled” because they were “egregiously wrong” and the arguments were “exceptionally weak” and “damaging.”
No. What’s damaging is the decision to take away a woman’s right to choose what’s best for her body.
Anti-abortion opponents believe that you’re taking a life away and that’s all there is to it, but that’s not true. There are many other factors that go into a woman’s decision to have an abortion, including health reasons and pregnancy as a result of rape.
As a man who has grown up around a lot of women, I know and understand that women’s bodies can be complex at times. This is usually a topic that I completely steer clear of, but it is hard to ignore the fact that men are consistently the ones making these decisions on the behalf of women.
Women’s bodies are not pawns on a political chess board. It is important for us to know when our laws start to impede on human rights.
Here’s a state-by-state breakdown of abortion laws, according to ABCNews.com