After the monumental Supreme Court decision in June, many women questioned what this overruling meant for their rights. The courts did not take away your rights. The decision now shifts to each state.
What Did the Overturning Do?
Originally in 1973, the Supreme Court stated it was a constitutional right for women to receive an elective abortion without the need for a life-threatening diagnosis behind their decision.
However, after the overturning of Roe in June of 2022, the Supreme Court stated it should be up to the people to determine abortion restrictions for themselves. By electing delegates to speak on their behalf and institute regulations according to their beliefs, each state can decide its abortion laws.
Is Abortion Illegal in the U.S.?
Abortion is not illegal in all U.S. states. However, each state now regulates its abortion restrictions for its territories.
Varying abortion restrictions mean some states have stricter abortion laws than others, which are subject to change depending on how the people vote.
Do Women Still Have a Voice?
As United States citizens and stakeholders, women still have the right to decide what abortion restrictions should be. Women can research candidates and exercise their right to vote, appointing delegates into office who align with their beliefs.
No matter where women stand on this issue, there is always a way to enact change and take a stand. Women can become involved by employing their right to free speech and raising awareness on this issue.
Contacting local representatives, participating in rallies and marches, and using social media platforms to educate other voters are all ways women can become involved and have their voices heard.
Where Can I Go To Learn More?
Contact us today if you have further questions regarding your state’s laws or the impact Roe v. Wade has had. You deserve to know and understand your rights.
If you have questions regarding pregnancy, we also offer free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and options counseling for your convenience. All appointments are free and confidential.
We believe in empowering you with the knowledge to make an informed decision that’s right for you. You deserve to know all your options.