June 24th, 2022, The Supreme Court has reversed and overturned Roe V. Wade. Since the new ruling, demonstrations have broken out across the country, ten states have banned abortions, and 26 states plan to have laws that will outlaw and/or set extreme limits to women’s access.
“Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and The Republican Party are the super majority in Supreme Court American women today have less freedom than their mothers, with Roe and their attempt to destroy it radical Republicans who are charging ahead with their crusade to criminalize health freedom. In the Congress be aware of this the Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban”
– Nancy Pelosi
Whether you are Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, people are going to make the decision that best suits them. To the women that cannot afford leave their state to receive treatment, major companies such as Disney are standing by their workers. Disney has vowed to help by covering the cost of any employees that needs to travel to a pro-choice state to receive healthy treatment. The goal is to avoid the high risk, “Basement Abortion”.
Pro- Choice states have begun enacting laws to protect the rights of women. President Joe Biden responsed to the recent ruling, “Roe v. Wade was a 7-2 decision written by justice appointed Republican President Richard Nixon. In the five decades that followed, Roe v. Wade was appointed by Republican Presidents from Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, George W. Bush, were among the justices who voted to uphold the principles set forth in Roe V. Wade. It was three justices named by one president, Donald Trump, or the core of today's decision to upend the scales of justice and laminate a fundamental right for women in this country. Make no mistake, this decision is a culmination of a deliberate effort, over decades of set balance of our law.” People are calling to expand the Supreme Court, however President Biden doesn’t see the need. Meanwhile, Republicans one of which are Donald Trump is celebrating his win.
There is a sliver lining, Pro-Choice Legislators are trying their best to secure a level of protection for women to receive abortions. However, states like Louisiana, have now made it illegal for doctors to mail abortion pills for pregnancy’s that are 10 weeks or less. Plot twist: California and Minnesota will provide a level of protection for non-residents seeking treatment. Since the ruling celebrities have put up their money in support of a women’s right to chose! Last night, Lizzo announced at the BET Awards her donation of $1,000,000 to Planned Parenthood. The stakes are still high. “If things keep trending this way, you could have a Supreme Court that if they wanted to, they could bring slavery back” - Charlamagne Tha God.
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