Supreme Court Challenges Women’s Privacy in New Opinion on Roe v. Wade

Janiyah Lozada, Photo editor

A woman should have the choice to control what she wants to do with her body and the way she treats her body.  

The Supreme Court of the United States is trying to overthrow Roe V. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion in this country. Five of the nine supreme court justices are solidly against abortion, making it likely that the leaked draft opinion will become final in June. 

This leaked opinion is horrifying and unprecedented, and it confirms our worst fears: that the Supreme Court is prepared to end the constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade,” Planned Parenthood President and CEO Alexis McGill wrote in a statement. 

The supreme court is forcing their own beliefs on how they feel about abortions onto women. 

Roe v wade originated as a lawsuit Jane Roe filed against Henry Wade:Roe alleged that the state laws were unconstitutionally vague and abridged her right of personal privacy, protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments,” according to Oyez a website that archives judicial opinion.   

Any attempt to infringe on a woman’s reproductive rights is inhumane. Not only is this an invasion of women’s privacy, but it is also endangering women’s lives. If the Roe v Wade case is overthrown, unsafe abortions might become the rule of the day.   

Indiana democrats are fighting legislations that would ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected, usually around 6-8 weeks into pregnancy. The state senate democrats put a statement on its website: “Stripping women of their rights, forcing them to carry out a pregnancy against their will and penalizing a woman or her doctors for making suitable medical decisions isn’t pro-life; it’s pro-oppression.” 

Women should always have a choice on what happens with their own bodies. If a woman wants to get an abortion, she should be allowed to without the state interfering or it being “against the law.” A woman could want to get abortion due rape, mental stability, financial issues and more.  

To make sure none of these things happen to women, the supreme court should not overthrow the right to have abortions. By doing so it would ignore a woman’s reproductive rights and just women’s rights in general. The government is trying to be too invasive towards a woman choice and what she does, not knowing what that woman is going through. The government needs to respect a woman’s privacy!  

After 5 decades woman are still fighting for their reproductive rights.