There's no reason to be sad or traumatized by a decision that's right.
What you are saying is wrong.
What you, and Lash, are saying is that morally speaking, women are wrong to seek a medical procedure they require. You are passing judgement, in moral terms along with legal terms, who deserves protection and who deserves moral condemnation.
You do not deserve to do that.
How is this so hard of a concept to grasp?
Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, said national abortion legislation is “possible” if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade.
“If the leaked opinion became the final opinion, legislative bodies — not only at the state level but at the federal level — certainly could legislate in that area,” the Kentucky Republican told USA Today.
“And if this were the final decision, that was the point that it should be resolved one way or another in the legislative process. So yeah, it’s possible,” McConnell said.
The debate over abortion rights has taken on new emphasis since the revelation last week of a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that shows the court is poised to strike down the 1973 landmark decision as early as June.
In the opinion, Alito wrote that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start” and argued that states should decide on whether to restrict abortion rights.
Some Republicans have been more critical of the leaking of the document than what’s in the decision, fearing a potential backlash at the polls during November’s 2022 midterm elections.
But the Senate minority leader said Republicans’ stand on the issue will become clearer once the Supreme Court officially acts.
“With regard to the abortion issue, I think it’s pretty clear where Senate Republicans stand. And if and when the court makes a final decision, I expect everybody will be more definitive,” he said. “But I don’t think it’s much of a secret where senator Republicans stand on that issue.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the decision an “abomination,” will call a vote on Wednesday to codify Roe v. Wade into a federal law.
But it’s unlikely to pass because the Democrats don’t have the 60 votes necessary to pass legislation in the chamber.
But it’s unlikely to pass because the Democrats don’t have the 60 votes necessary to pass legislation in the chamber
I don't think either of them said it was morally wrong.
I think they were saying that there was emotional baggage attached.
I have known some women who have had an abortion with seemingly no emotional effects at all others who have had a hard time dealing with it regardless of the circumstances.
Knowing that a medical procedure was the right decision to make doesn't stop all those negative feelings, and pointing out that some women suffer such feelings isn't saying that abortion is morally wrong.
Abortion is a mistake, and it should be limited as much as possible with education and free access to birth control methods including morning after pills.
Women's reproductive rights are a human right, but that doesn't mean they should only be viewed through rose tinted spectacles.
Women make informed decisions all the time. Having an abortion is one of them.