Happy Anniversary Roe vs. Wade
On January 23rd 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Texas state law outlawing the surgical procedure known as abortion. Today marks the anniversary of this landmark decision known as Roe vs. Wade that not only further extended the right of a woman to control her body but is also an affirmation of human liberty.
Ayn Rand said it best that abortion is a moral right-which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved. As a result of losing on most legal and legislative fronts many prominent anti-abortion politicians, anti-abortionists are on the streets marching, calling for the procedure to be outlawed.
Ms. Rand also went on to say about abortion opponents (especially those who are women):
I cannot project the degree of hatred required to make those women run around in crusades against abortion. Hatred is what they certainly project, not love for the embryos, which is a piece of nonsense no one could experience, but hatred, a virulent hatred for an unnamed object…Their hatred is directed against human beings as such, against the mind, against reason, against ambition, against success, against love, against any value that brings happiness to human life. In compliance with the dishonesty that dominates today’s intellectual field, they call themselves ‘pro-life.’
Abortion is a pro-life procedure that has resulted in empowering women to make the choice as to whether or not they wish to carry pregnancies to term. As a result of Roe vs. Wade women cannot not be forced to have babies they could not afford to have and no longer have to worry about losing their lives if the birth of their baby or pregnancy itself puts the baby or the mother’s health or life in jeopardy if abortion remained outlawed.
You cannot give rights to a protoplasm which is, in reality, a potential and not an actual human being. Abortion opponents want mandate rights to developing fetuses, mainly, on religious or moral reasons and want to impose obligations on others based on their irrational beliefs.