Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for over 50 years. It is based on the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which supports the privacy of the individual. The Ninth Amendment states: “the enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Roe v. Wade is supported by over 60 percent of Americans.
With the recent leaked document in the Dodd v. Jackson case, Roe v. Wade is destined to be overturned by the majority of the current Supreme Court justices. In our extremely divided country, there are strong opinions on both sides of many issues. Remember the COVID-19 vaccine debate “nothing foreign in my body?” Remember the “my face - no mask” debate?
Humor does a better job in presenting facts for understanding, instead of just stating dry facts in the above situations. If you are interested in an example, watch the current comedy show on SNL (“Saturday Night Live”) from May 7. It portrays the historical content of freedom (privacy) that is rooted in the 13th century. Thank you, SNL writers and actors, for this enactment to inform everyone of our heritage. The current decision of the Court will turn us back to the Dark Ages.
Privacy is paramount in a democracy. This is not a liberal or conservative manner, not a red or blue issue. The health decisions of a person should be between that individual, their doctor and God. The government should not be involved. I have faith that people will make the correct decisions for their individual situation. I strongly support Roe v. Wade as being the accepted law of the land.
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