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THE SUPREME COURT overturned Roe v. Wade with the Dobbs v. Jackson decision. This decision puts the right to regulate or prohibit abortion in the hands of the states. In states like Maryland and New York, abortion is legal to the point of birth. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority decision.
- “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.
- The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. That provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be ‘deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition’ and ‘implicit in the concept of ordered liberty.’
- Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.”
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: First the new term being substituted for abortion in the lexicon is “reproductive healthcare”, Second, the abortion lobby discusses abortion, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy as though they all are treated at abortion centers.
“An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of uterus. An ectopic pregnancy can’t proceed normally. The fertilized egg can’t survive. . . “Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week” (mayoclinic.org) Ectopic pregnancies are nonviable pregnancies because the baby is not in the uterus and the placenta will not be able to implant to provide a source of oxygen and nutrition. Ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages are not treated at abortion centers. An ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency and requires the attention of skilled physicians/surgeons in a hospital setting. With a miscarriage, sometimes called a spontaneous or natural abortion, the baby has already died and the mother’s body is expelling the remains. An obstetrician manages the care of the mother after her miscarriage which sometimes requires further intervention. Medical and surgical abortions kill a developing baby to end the pregnancy.
Third, none of the laws restricting abortion seek to punish women or prevent quality medical care for women. These laws seek to protect the lives of unborn people using the science of detecting the heartbeat of the unborn baby. These laws do not prevent physicians from treating women experiencing a life-threatening pregnancy. These laws do not punish women seeking abortions. These laws seek to punish doctors who perform illegal abortions.
Abortion is not reproductive, and it is not healthcare. Abortion is a violence against mothers and their unborn babies.