No Uterus, No Opinion
Background and Pro-Choice
Tell me the last time a man gave birth to a baby. Tell me the last time a man was raped and impregnated against his will. Tell me the last time a man was shamed for having to make the difficult decision to have an abortion.
The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was left in the hands of 9 people to decide the fate of women across the United States. Of those 9 people, 3 of them are women. Of the 3 women sitting on the Supreme Court of the United States, 2 voted against overturning Roe v. Wade, which removes the protection for women to safely have an abortion across the United States.
If the decision had been left to the women of SCOTUS, I would not be writing this article.
Instead, 6 men had a say in what a woman can and cannot do with her body.
Now, many women across the country do not have the protection they need to have a safe abortion.
Now, women will have to either travel across state lines to have an abortion if they live in a state where abortion is illegal, or worse, handle it some other way.
There is a misconception among those of us who are pro-choice. People who support pro-choice believe it is a woman’s right to decide what is best for her body. It does not mean we are pro-abortion; it simply means it is not our decision to decide what is best for somebody else’s body.
Her decision is none of your business, nor does she need to justify her decision to anyone.
The Double Standard
What pisses me off is the double standard attached to abortion. You see, men don’t have a uterus and cannot carry a baby. Tell me why on earth a man has the right to decide what a woman can and cannot do with her body when he does not have to deal with pregnancy.
When I was in middle school, my mom and I would drive past a school for girls my age who got pregnant. I would watch these girls getting on the school bus at the end of the day, carrying their backpacks and pregnant…