After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade earlier this year, many women were unsure how this would impact their rights. Thankfully, women’s rights were not lost when this decree was given. However, there were some changes.
How Did Roe v. Wade Initially Impact Women’s Rights?
Originally in 1973, the Supreme Court ruled it was a woman’s constitutional right to electively end a viable pregnancy. According to this ruling, women could choose to end the pregnancy without a life-threatening diagnosis behind their decision.
This verdict meant women could choose to undergo an optional abortion procedure without needing a health-related reason. In their ruling, the Supreme Court suggested that this right was implied in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, this ruling was reversed as some of the current Supreme Court justices denied that abortion was an implied right in the Consitution.
Are Women’s Rights Lost?
After the Court’s ruling in June of 2022, women now have the right to vote in their respective cities and states on this controversial issue. Instead of judges or Supreme Court justices making the decision, the voters themselves will now get to decide how abortion should be regulated in their state.
What About the Right to Life-Saving Treatment?
Many are concerned about being able to receive life-saving treatment for pregnancy complications now that Roe v Wade has been reversed. However, this right remains untouched and women are able to receive care in these situations.
Anyone who suffers a life-threatening condition during pregnancy is entitled to emergency treatment and care, even in states who have chosen to ban abortion. This right is mentioned in state laws and in this letter from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Where Can I Go To Learn More?
If you have unanswered questions or concerns about your rights and what options are available, we can help! We’re here to provide you with the answers you’re searching for while providing supportive care. You don’t have to find the solution alone; we’re here for you. All appointments and services are free and confidential. Contact or text us today at (502) 309-4951 and let us know how we can serve you!