It is outrageous how the Constitutional rights of women are constantly ripped off by governmental legislation; through the enactment of policies inherited on gender bias and a silent, but sexist political system.
At some point of American history, the Constitution was supposed to be the “supreme law of the land.” But throughout the years, the power of the Constitution weakened, as state legislators continue to enact laws that only reflect intolerance and intrusion into the private lives of women.
More than forty years ago, we were “granted” the freedom to decide between bearing a child in our wombs or not. More than forty years ago, this choice was deemed to be a fundamental right for women.
Notwithstanding this, chauvinistic state legislators continue to intrude with our fundamental rights.
In several states, women are currently suffering from a crude reality that threatens their integrity and individuality as human beings. Hundreds of are left without a say in a decision that will affect the rest of their lives.
In the meantime, state legislators are permitted to abuse their discretionary powers, allowing them to introduce anti-abortion state laws under the pretext to “protect” women's health. These laws are not meant to protect women's health, but to promote gender bias and religious moralism.
In these states, abortion clinics have closed, leaving behind several women without access to a safe procedures. Many women find themselves in desperate situations, and have no other alternative than to induce their own abortions.
Anti-abortion laws are not meant to protect women's health. Anti-abortion laws are meant to undermine our fundamental rights.
We cannot allow this to continue.
I encourage other women to unite and demand these state legislators not to talk on our behalf and not to speak about our wombs.
It is irrelevant if you have pro-abortion or anti-abortion views. What it is relevant is that we have the fundamental right to decide what to do or not to do with our bodies, and with our future.