Roe v Wade

The news of the potential overturning of Roe v Wade has prompted an outburst of questions, emotions, and fears. After the recent leak of a Supreme Court draft which suggested overturning Roe v Wade, the 1973 court case that made abortion legal throughout the United States, there are many uncertainties, particularly among women. 

Since Roe v Wade set the precedent that abortions are legal all throughout the country, overturning it would leave abortion access for women in the hands of each state. States can choose to keep abortion legal or they can ban or severely limit abortion. Although those with means to travel will usually be able to cross state lines to get an abortion, it limits and is unfair to those who cannot afford to travel. It leaves women without financial means who live in states with severe abortion restrictions almost no opportunity to have control over their own bodies. It is with hope that the leaders and lawmakers of the country understand that women should be the only ones making decisions about their bodies, not the government.  

It leaves women with no privacy or right to their own body to place limits or bans on abortion, and as the country awaits to learn the direction in which the Supreme Court is moving in regards to Roe v Wade, fear among limits placed on women’s rights continues to soar.