I don’t post my personal political opinions often, but in this post I’m making an exception. My heart hurts for myself, and for all women in America today. I worry about what will happen to us in the future.
On that day, our Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, removing federal protection and granting states the authority to prohibit abortion even in cases of rape or incest.
I am pro-choice. I believe that every woman should have the right to make the best decision for herself and her family—and that includes not having to raise a child if she doesn’t want to. And now those rights are being taken away from us by people who think they know better than we do what’s best for us and our lives.
I’ve never had an abortion myself, but I know many women who have, and they all say it was one of the hardest things they’ve ever done in their lives. They all said that they would do it again if they had to, because it wasn’t fair for them or their families not to be able to make those decisions themselves.
This ruling means that women of color are disproportionately affected by this law, as they often have fewer resources than white women, and access to clinics is more difficult for them.
But it’s not just about access. This is about fundamental rights; about whether or not we, as Americans, believe that women have the right to make their own reproductive choices—and especially whether or not we believe that those decisions should be based on medical need rather than religious belief or ideology.
As an American citizen, I feel like my rights have been taken away from me. As a woman, I feel like my body has been taken away from me. And as a human being with compassion for others, well… I just want people to know how much my heart hurts today.
I hope that one day soon we can all come together as Americans and realize how important this issue is and how wrong some politicians are treating us as women by denying us our rights!
I see a lot of businesses taking a vocal stance, and that makes my heart swell. It gives me hope that we have allies to stand with us and for us. There is a lot of talk about women’s rights and women’s health care providers, which is great. However, if you really want to make an impact on this issue, then you need to take action. You need to stand up for human rights and speak up for the right of all people—women included—to decide what happens with their own bodies.
And there are ways you can do that:
Whether you would or wouldn’t get an abortion, what we should all be able to agree on is that every woman has the right to make her own decisions about her body.
There are many reasons why a woman may choose abortion: financial stability, medical issues, and other personal factors. No matter what your stance on abortion is, every woman deserves the right to make this decision for herself without judgement or persecution from others.
We have seen the power of business to make an impact in our country. Businesses are people too and have a voice that can be heard. I believe that small businesses can have a huge impact on this issue because we are always looking for ways to support the causes we care about. Whether it’s raising money for breast cancer research or donating books to schools, small businesses have been helping others since the beginning of time—and now more than ever before!
*Note* The opinions expressed in this blog post are solely my own. Want to talk about this further? Email me to discuss more.