Abortion has been tearing at our nation since the early 1970’s. You must get a historical backdrop on this in order to understand Roe v Wade.
Women were not treated equally in the 1920’s. They were expected birth babies, take care of the home, and to sum it all up; take care of all domestic duties associated with the home. They were frowned upon if they wanted a career or do anything other than be a mother.
Things began to change in the late 1920’s and early 1970’s. Women got the Constitutional right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Then in 1960 the FDA approved the first birth control pill. In 1963 the Equal Pay Act was signed into law requiring equal pay for women performing the same job in the same workplace. Then in 1972 Title 9 came into existence stating that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
In 1973 Roe v Wade ruling was made by the Supreme Court declaring the Constitutional right for a woman to get an abortion.
I won’t expand any further on what other milestones were reached for the equal treatment of women because there have been many.
The 1960’s and 70’s was a tumultuous time for our country. You had the beginning of the Vietnam War and all that went with it. Hindsight is 20-20 so really it was a war we should have stayed out of. There were many protests and other civil unrest as a result of this war here at home.
Then the first birth control pill came out; which, in the day was yet another cause for controversy.
Then finally Roe V Wade which took abortion rights away from the states and inserted abortion under the federal umbrella. This has never set well with the states as they want to legislate abortion rights based on the beliefs of the citizens of their respective states. Again these were unsettled times for our country and I believe the Supreme Court at the time should have left this issue with the states.
Since the 1970’s there have been huge advances in birth control and abortion. Now there is a morning after pill a woman can take if she feels she might have become pregnant and there are many types of birth control pills as well as implants that can be used to prevent unwanted pregnancies. There are also birth control measures a man can practice as well such as condoms. So birth control can be practiced by both sexes and should be. I understand some religions don’t approve of birth control but they still use methods such as the rhythm method to try and prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Are there still unwanted pregnancies? Yes
Well what is the answer? With the overturning of Roe V Wade, each state will establish their own abortion laws. State politicians will now be accountable to their electorate. The citizens of each state will have the final say.
What do I think? Does it really matter? Maybe to some, so I will share. I am not a religious zealot but I do believe so if you don’t believe in God and the Bible don’t waste your time. On the other hand, you might see things a little differently after reading this.
First of all if you believe in the Bible you know that God said life begins at conception. I understand that there are some that interpret the Bible differently; but the way I read it, life is started at conception.
This makes abortion a sin. A personal sin. My whole life I have believed in personal freedom. In other words, the government should stay out of our personal lives. In my opinion, a woman should not be forced to carry an unwanted child until birth by any government. If she truly doesn’t want the child, and the child is not viable out of the womb, then it is her choice. I do however draw the line on how late a woman can end her pregnancy. My line is when the child can be viable or live outside of the womb then it should be born. Most experts believe that is between 24 or 26 weeks of the pregnancy. Of course there could be exceptions to this, but probably not many.
Again abortion is a sin and this woman will be judged, but by no person on this earth, she will be judged by The Holy Spirit if she believes.
However you feel, now you can use your vote to establish laws in your state to reflect your desires for this most sensitive issue. So don’t waste your time rioting and destroying other people’s property, instead use that energy to shape the legislation you desire for your state. Make your feelings known to your state representatives so they understand how the people electing them feel. Whether pro-life or pro-choice now your voice will matter more because your voice will be heard by elected officials closer to where you live.