Heartbreaking American Abortion Laws

By now, I am sure most people have heard the heartbreaking news about the American abortion laws that have been recently changed. The US Supreme Court's overturned the constitutional right to abortion in the country, through the Rose v Wade case which was the 1973 landmark ruling that protected the right to an abortion, and their has been outcry since. Shockingly, within hours of it being passed, many states have already banned abortions, some for ANY reason. 

Whilst I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the matter, I strongly believe each person should be able to make their own decision about their future. I personally don't think I would ever be able to get an abortion, but I have never been in a difficult position which has forced me to make that decision. One of my biggest fears is not being able to have children, therefore if I did have an abortion and then struggled to conceive afterwards, I would never forgive myself. However, there are many reasons people consider abortions and some of them are not only a choice, but a crucial, life saving necessity. 

These are the following realities for some women. The painful realities...

  • Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.
  • Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.
  • Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.
  • Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11-year-old body isn't mature enough to bear the consequence of that betrayal.
  • Melissa who's working two jobs just to make ends meet and has to choose between bringing another child into poverty or feeding the children she already has because her spouse walked out on her.
  • Brittany who realizes that she is in no way financially, emotionally, or physically able to raise a child.
  • Emily who went through IVF, ending up with SIX viable implanted eggs requiring selective reduction to ensure the safety of her and the fetuses.
  • Jessica who is FINALLY getting the strength to get away from her physically abusive spouse only to find out that she is carrying the monster's child.
  • Vanessa who went into her confirmation appointment after YEARS of trying to conceive only to hear silence where there should be a heartbeat.
  • Lindsay who lost her virginity in her sophomore year with a broken condom and now has to choose whether to be a teenage mom or just a teenager.
  • Courtney who just found out she's already 13 weeks along, but the egg never made it out of her fallopian tube so either she terminates the pregnancy or risks dying from internal bleeding.

I think this quote sums it up pretty well. "You can argue and say that I'm pro-choice all you want, but the truth is I'm pro-life. Their lives. Women's lives."