“It’s not that I don’t trust Women to control their own bodies… I trust Women to control when they allow men to ejaculate inside of them – to control intake of semen” – Rep. Karianne Lisonbee
The trigger laws after the overturning is already in affect in 13 states in the United States of America, these are being set into action in Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. While the Vatican and the Holy See did celebrate the verdict. It just shows how discouraging and the demeaning this overturning of Roe Versus Wade is. This referral law is now done with and ended. Giving plenty of the states the options to make it illegal and criminalize the ones who helps with the practice. Therefore, the U.S. is becoming one place for freedoms and other with hefty restrictions.
We know that more states will trigger laws and changes, which will severely restrict, ban and up-right make it illegal to advocate, help or abide in the process of abortion. The states that has already triggered the laws are enacting laws, which give jail-time and possibly make it a criminal offence. Which can strike at a woman, if she crosses state borders and have a miscarriage when returning. Meaning, things that a women already don’t control can become threatening and invoke a criminal investigation. That just show how “big” the government is… the same government that cannot ban or invoke any sort of regulation of firearms, in a sort of reasonable fashion. Because, you cannot take away the constitutional rights to arms, but you can take away the freedom and liberty of a female adult to carry a child or not.
To limit reproductive health care is only tarnishing the rights of women. In a nation of no universal health care. In a nation of no paid maternity leave, decent child tax-credits or social security that could matter. Therefore, the expenses of paying for child-birth, doctors appointments and whatnot can bankrupt a family and especially an unwanted or an unplanned one. That’s why the impoverished will be hit even harder and they will have nowhere to go.
While that is happening people should expect a domino effect out of this. The other rights, which has been legal in recent time could easily be eradicated too. This being contraception, same-sex marriage, same-sex relationships, LGBT rights and so fourth. Heck, people should think that these people of the Supreme Court could find ways to end the legality of interracial marriage, which isn’t that old of judgement either. Therefore, there is plenty of referral laws, which can be swiftly overturned like Roe Versus Wade. This can easily just be the beginning and the these Supreme Court Justices, as we know one of them Clarence Thomas has commented about the possibilities to do so.
In the midst of that and the turmoil that is created. The inflicted harm and insecurity put on the women now. They should start to apply pressure and use this cause to have a say. Since the Congress never used the 5 decades to make it a federal law or codifying it. That’s why the Supreme Court could just take it away over night and letting the states themselves decide how to deem things properly.
It is just striking that the same Justices didn’t believe the States had the rights to limit the gun-control according to the Constitution, but the same Constitution can take away the reproductive of women. So, in practice the women can shoot a baby, but not take an abortion. That’s ironic and the renegade youths like Kyle Rittenhouse can kill protesters, but women cannot decide over their own bodies. However, it is easy to get guns and create a mass-murder, which we have seen often with “thoughts and prayers” from the representatives afterwards.
This is America in 2022… and it’s tragic. This is taking a big step back. USA should be better than this, but apparently it’s not. Peace.