Whether you are pro choice or pro life, there is plenty to find wrong with the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe V. Wade. Even if you are pro choice, you may believe that such a decision should never have been made by the Supreme Court but rather by the legislature. In legalizing abortion, the Supreme Court not only created a right to abortion but a right to privacy. None of those are of course in the Constitution, and so this is a textbook example of the court creating, rather than interpreting, law. Of course, if you are pro life, you have plenty of inherent reasons to despise Roe V. Wade and want it overturned.
Of course, the forces in favor of overturning this law may want to be careful of what they wish for. If it is ever overturned, then those behind that movement may face a very stiff political penalty as a result. If abortion is illegal, then an abortion becomes murder. Now, think about what that means. What would the penalty then be for a 16 year old girl that got an illegal abortion? It means that scared sixteen year old girls would be brought up on charges of murder. Even if it isn't murder, it would likely be manslaughter or conspiracy. In other words, you would have scared and confused sixteen year olds being charged with serious crimes.
Now, if we suddenly were trying sixteen year olds for murder because they had an abortion, it wouldn't take long for the American public to punish the political party behind such a movement. Since the Republicans would be the ones that would push that it would be the Republicans that would be held responsible.
While I am not only pro life, but furthermore, I firmly believe that Roe V. Wade ceded responsibility that the states had, I do believe that if Roe V. Wade is ever overturned that would spell the end of the Republican party. It would be the Republican party that would be associated with sixteen year old girls being systematically tried for murder. That is simply something the public at large would not stand for.
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