By Kathie Haynes
Are You Paying Attention?? It appears that soon the Supreme Court of the United States of America will overturn Roe v Wade. That law, Roe v Wade, has been the law of the land for 49 years. It allowed people the right to choose to have an abortion. How does it happen that now that right will be taken away?
As I understand it, conservative people have not been happy with this law. Apparently it has been obvious that for many years the plan was to eventually do away with Roe v Wade. If Roe v Wade allowed people to have an abortion, if that was their wish, how did that affect somebody else? Nobody was forcing an abortion on a person. It was their choice to have an abortion.
Well, I guess they will not have that choice anymore… Why does one person or one group have the right to take away the “right” of another person? Of course we have different opinions and different beliefs and that is a good thing. If you are opposed to having an abortion then don’t have one. If you feel you need/want an abortion then why shouldn’t you be able to have one? This may be very simply stated but it is how it is.
If you believe people should have the “choice” to have an abortion, then I would suggest you VOTE for senators, congressmen and presidents who also think you should have a “choice”! At the moment, approximately 60% of our population believes we should have a “choice.” Why should the minority be in charge?
I have a little story that my Mom told me. She went to Mabel High School and played basketball. She loved basketball and I guess she was pretty good. A new doctor came to town, Dr. Lannin, and he encouraged the school board to eliminate girls sports because “it was not good for them.” The school board listened and girls sports were gone. That seems like very backward thinking today, and that is how those of us who believe in “choice” think about overturning Roe v Wade!! Oh, you say this is about a “life,” not a “choice.” Yes, it may be about a life if you believe life begins at conception. And if you are so concerned about a “life” how about putting someone to death? We still do that. There are many, many, many personal reasons why someone would choose to abort a baby. I still say it is not my right or your right to tell somebody else what to do.