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Roe Vs. Wade

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a week of work and writing. I’ve started a new story while my second one sits on the back burner and percolates. We’ll see where this new one goes. This has been an eventful week to say the least. Roe vs. Wade has been overturned. It’s now up to the state you live in whether a woman can have an abortion or not.

I don’t usually write political posts. I try to stay away from them because there’s enough of that on the internet as it is. But this one is a little different. Understandably, women are upset. They’re upset because they feel a choice has been taken away from them.

But this is more than a choice and we need to look at the bigger picture. Now, I don’t believe abortion should be used as a birth control method, but there are many gray areas surrounding this issue, and this isn’t a one size fits all kind of thing. I can’t know what’s best for someone else, and an unexpected pregnancy can be a scary thing.

So, if we’re going to take away the right for a woman to choose whether or not she wants to have a child, then in my opinion, we need to give her other options. That’s right. We can’t just stop there. One option that comes to mind is improving the morning after pill’s effectiveness. Right now it’s 75-89% effective. If we raise the effectiveness of this pill maybe abortions would be unnecessary.

But we can’t stop there. There’s more to do. We need to take better care of these babies once they’re born. We need to dramatically improve our programs for single mothers and find ways to provide them with healthcare. We need to make sure deadbeat dads are paying their way. We need to make sure the foster care system benefits the child. That their emotional and physical needs are met. If we’re going to take the right to have an abortion away, we need to provide better support for that single mother and her child.

That also includes providing her with a job so she can take care of that child and that includes parenting classes and providing both mother and child with emotional support.

You see there’s so much more to this issue than a choice. If we’re taking that choice away, we need to make sure we’re willing to do the hard work to raise these children, so they can have happy and healthy lives. That’s what Pro-life means to me, otherwise, it’s just pro-birth.

What are your thoughts on this issue? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

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I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

18 thoughts on “Roe Vs. Wade

      1. Yes, a big cans of worms got opened this week and the one who will suffer in the long run are the children. 😔 Very insightful post, Lisa. Seems we’ve taken a huge step backwards.

  1. Thanks for this thoughtful post. I agree. But then again, I believe when the decision was handed down the last thing that was considered were the very real consequences to people’s lives. It was a political move to shift power back to individual states. Period.

  2. If a girl is rape like I was growing up as a child they should not have to carry this child, believe me that horrible event stays with you forever, it is not something a girl or a woman can get over, and then before force to carry her rapist child is a horrible punishment, and all along the men are never punish. Too many times a white judge just slap the man on the wrist, we are told to come forward and speak out I was seven when this first happen to me they always and I mean always blame the girl.

    1. I’m so sorry that happened to you. You have my deepest sympathy. And I whole-heartedly agree with you. If a pregnancy is a result of a rape, the girl shouldn’t have to carry that child to term. I know there is still a lot of victim blaming going on. Again, I’m so sorry this happened to you. Sending prayers your way. ❤

  3. Yes, a big cans of worms got opened this week and the one who will suffer in the long run are the children. 😔 Very insightful post, Lisa. Seems we’ve taken a huge step backwards.

  4. I think if a woman feels that she can raise a child with her own ability then she can bring a child . Well shared thanks 😊👍

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