Is Roe v. Wade being overturned by Supreme Court? Funny. How the bearers of protection have always threatened it. Even in 2019, abortion is debatable and a woman has no choice of what should be in her stomach. It is said that everyone is equal when it comes to the constitution. Then why is there still doubt in every woman’s heart about her rights and choices? Why are we still confused about abortion being a legal or an illegal act? Why do women have to take this gift of God as a stigma all their lives and yet take everything a society gives her?
Sure, we live in a world where our thought process has taken us to Mars. We also live in a world where the same thought process has justified the products of incest and rapes! Sounds direct? Well, the world is a weird place and politics is like a dirty game in it. Politicians can stoop down to any levels. This includes Roe v. Wade being overturned by Supreme Court. Before we learn about the overturning policy, let’s walk down the history and re-live behind the scenes of Roe v. Wade.
The story behind Roe v. Wade
This is a story of how an important bill was passed due to a woman! The story behind the Roe v. Wade bill. The bill was passed on Jan 22, 1973. Before this iconic day, abortions were illegal in the U.S. Though the women backed up with a financial bone did abortions abroad or shoved cash to keep their secrets, poor women had no choice.
Poor women resorted to inducing brutal drugs in order to abort the child. This brutality and ignorance led to various diseases and thus, at times the killing of the mother of the unborn. Back then people believed that abortion was an ill act, it was like murdering a life. The Catholics were completely against it. Thus, women needed something like Roe v. Wade.
So, to avoid this McCorvey fought against the law, under the name Jane Roe. she already gave birth to two children and the third was on her way. While she already gave birth to the third one too, the Roe v. Wade law was enforced under the 14th Amendment.
Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade
The law which was enforced since 1973 might be overturned. The new bill reads – “make abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.”
This means that any other reasons for abortion would be illegal, including rapes and incest. The citizens of Alabama are in protest of overturning Roe v. Wade. Brett Kavanaugh is an Associate Justice and jurist of the Supreme Court in the U.S
The bill also says that the woman undergoing the abortion wouldn’t be charged criminally, but the doctor performing an abortion would be charged with a felony and subjected behind the bars.
The Alabama Senate has passed the bill with 25-6 votes and is now going further under to be signed by Governor Kay Ivey. Ivey is pro-life and hence, is in favor of this bill. Though the bill does not exempt the victims of rape and incest, it surely agrees in abortion of the mother’s life is at risk due to the unborn child.