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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Jackson

The Right to Choose... Who's is it?

Updated: Aug 4, 2022

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States conferred the right to have an abortion.

Fast forward to May 2022 - A leaked brief from the United State Supreme Court indicated that the conservative majority court was going to overturn Roe v. Wade after almost 50 yrs of settled law. Many never thought this would ever happen after the 3 most recent Justices appointed to the bench all testified during their confirmation hearings that Roe v. Wade was considered precedence and that they would not seek to overturn settled law.

But oh how things have changed when those same three Justices did exactly to opposite and voted to overturn Roe v. Wade in an unprecedented decision that for the first time in U.S. History a right has been taken away from the American people. The Right to choose whether or not to have an abortion has been one of the most controversial issues in our modern history.

And it seems it will continue to be until Congress actually legislates to make the freedom of choice actual law.

Now... Here's another question that is now being asked and actually a very good one. Men and their rights in this whole process of choice. The argument has always been that a Woman should have the absolute choice in abortion or not. But what about the Man involved? What choice does he have? None according to public opinion and the law for that matter.

You see, Men have been totally left out of the equation until the question of financial support comes up, then Men are basically forced to care for a child that he had no choice in birthing. Society has created this false narrative that Men had no part in bearing the child so therefore he should have no choice in birthing the child. But fact is that there isn't a Woman alive that can make a baby without a Man. Women can't create sperm which as far as I know is exactly 1 half of what is absolutely required to create fetus.

It's not a Mans fault that nature made women the carriers of said fetus until birth. But because a Woman carries the baby for 9 months, if they choose to they should have the only choice in the matter? What if the Woman chooses to abort but the Man says no, I want this baby? Does he have the right to force a Woman to carry full term? Not according to the law or public opinion.

In all fairness a Man should have a say in something. Because if a Woman decides to abort a fetus because she feels she's not ready to raise a child there are no consequences but if she decides to keep the baby but the Man doesn't want a child he's forced to support this child and is called a deadbeat if he does not. He's extorted, incarcerated, and basically has his life destroyed because he has no choice in the matter.

There are no easy solutions but if there is going to be any then all views have to be considered.

What Say You? Leave your comments below.


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