Roe is not about abortion, but it’s about the right to bodily autonomy and privacy. The right to bodily autonomy is an essential part of our country, without which, the Constitution could be violated even further.
Democracies only work when their leaders work for it. The majority of America believes in a woman’s right to choose, so why are so many representatives opposed?
Codifying Roe v. Wade does not require abortions, but allows women to do what is right for them.
Furthermore, rates of abortions only decrease marginally when they are made inaccessible or illegal. The only thing decreasing is the rate of safe abortions. One of the top causes of death during pregnancy is unsafe abortions.
People of higher socioeconomic status, like many of our elected leaders and Supreme Court Justices, will not lose their access to abortion. If Roe is overturned and states have differing laws, there will still be abortion in America. Wealthy women are more likely to be able to drive to another state or fly to get this medical procedure. Taking away the right to abortion will disproportionately affect poorer women.
Without Medicare for All, abortion becomes an even bigger burden and financial hardship on the poor, along with an already expensive healthcare system. Read more about my support for Medicare for All at https://rishikumar.com/Medicare.
Most European and first-world countries have accessible abortion. If the United States wants to continue to be a champion of democracy and a model for the rest of the world, we must respect the rights of our citizens.
Taking away the right to abortions doesn’t benefit the people. It benefits immoral politicians and hurts women. It divides our country. Let us bring Americans together and let us work on the important challenges for a glorious future. Let us legislate Roe and get it done once and for all.
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