Justice Samuel Alito stated that the seemingly imminent decision regarding abortion was, "Egregiously wrong". Egregiously? By now, you probably have heard that the Supreme Court of The United States (SCOTUS) is poised to strike down the Roe V. Wade decision. The Roe V. Wade decision affirms a woman's right to have an abortion and this decision looks as if it’s about to be done away with. It was shocking to me. Not in the sense that the court (which is majority pro-life) is looking to overturn this decision but for two other reasons.
The first is that the decision, which has yet to be formally released as it's due in the summer, is preparing to do this by declaring the decision egregiously wrong. In other words, this decision far exceeded what was right and allowable under the law.
This concerns me because it raises the question of how many other laws could be overturned because of the opinion of the majority? As that is not my overarching point I will digress here.
The second was that despite the draft of the repeal of this decision being over 90 pages long there was no other mention of services for the children and families that will be bringing these children into the world, should they need assistance.
Instantly my mind went to the millions of parents who will need assistance, encouragement, and direction but may not be able to get it. I wonder why no provision is made for the children after they are born or the parents who choose abortion because they feel they cannot meet their child's needs.
Assisting a parent and their family should not be partisan: Democrat or Republican. It should be a commitment that we as the collective village support those that need it as early as we can. Research shows that there is a cost to unplanned pregnancies, so much more so the younger the parents are.
At Deanna J. Speaks we have resources and a sympathetic ear, always. With this change? The resources may not go as far as they could or as long as they could and the impact of this potential reversal could have reverberations beyond this generation. I guess we will wait and see. In the meantime, if you or someone you know is in need of assistance during their pregnancy or after do not hesitate to reach out to us or those in your community.
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