Pro Choice is Pro Life


Tiny - Posted on 03 June 2019

Author: 
Queennandi Xsheba/POORMagazine

Hundreds of  pro-choice rallies were held across the nation, including on the steps of the supreme court in opposition to politicians who are tightening the vice-grip on the already restricted abortion laws. A little more than 45 years has passed since the landmark ruling in the case of Jane Roe vs. Henry Wade when on January 22, 1973 the supreme court had voted 7-2 making it unconstitutional for a state law to ban abortions (except for in life-threatening circumstances) The decision was also based upon a woman’s right to privacy extending to the fetus she was impregnated with enabling access to a legal and safe abortion if a woman elects to terminate a pregnancy.

20 states are at risk of overturning the Roe vs. Wade decision including Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee just to name a few and with “politricksters” easing in “TRAP” laws (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers) that denies women the right to an adequate medical procedure and criminalizes both the patient and the abortion provider. Texas is one state that imposes the “TRAP” laws and in the case of Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, The supreme court had ruled that 2 abortion restrictions in the state of Texas were unconstitutional and would lead to the closure of clinics causing an “undue burden” for Texas women to access safe, legal abortions.

 

This year different states introduced hundreds of new abortion restrictions with 10 states in favor of the 6-week ban, which prohibits abortions once a heartbeat has been detected but overlooks the fact that at this early stage in pregnancy a woman may not even be aware that she’s pregnant. In the state of Alabama it is a felony to have an abortion altogether while Bret Kavanaugh, an established anti-pro choice supporter under the Trump administration has promised to nominate judges who would “automatically” overturn the Roe vs. Wade ruling.

 

Regardless of the political outcome, there are still states like New York, Illinois, Rhode Island and New Mexico who have passed a “Reproductive Health Act” bill that is protected under the law as “a legal health procedure” that ensures a woman’s right to abort legally and safely.

 

The Hyde Amendment, the poor and the people of universal majority (color):

 

With The Hyde Amendment, a 40 year old ban on federal funding for abortion with the exceptions of rape, incest or life-threatening cases, how can a low-income woman pay out of pocket for a procedure that can run in the thousands without the sacrifice of food and shelter?

Abortion is a medical choice and all the restrictions and bans would put more poor women’s health and lives at risk who would look to illegal and “self-help” abortions as an option.

 

What do the people say?

Majority of US voters overwhelmingly support the Roe vs. Wade law and would rather it be a personal medical issue than to have political interference from mostly men who controls a woman’s right to choose what to do with her own body. In my opinion, it seem as if these lawmakers are playing the “slavemassa” role by creating another form of forced breeding and imposing on a woman’s privacy and with that said, you add the separation of families and what do you have- Another generation of chattel slavery that is profitable under the laws of wite (non) supremacy.

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