On June 24,2022, the Unites States Supreme Court by a majority vote had overturned the ruling on Roe vs. Wade (1973) regarding legalization of abortion.
Reactions were fast and furious among pro -choice, pro-abortion and anti-abortion activists. We will be hearing more from them in the coming days and I would not be surprised that it would become a US election wedge issue.
Consequences will arise from this.
Which US state will still allow abortions? Will this mean that 1 woman will have to cross statelines to have the procedure done without the risk of being arrested? Would she come up north here in Canada where abortion is still legal?
What about those women who need therapeutic abortions(still birth, massive uterine bleeding, victims of rape and incest?)Would they be punished as well just because they need the procedure for both physical and mental survival?
Would religious beliefs clash now with government rulings? The premise of the separation of church and state comes into play as well. Cultural beliefs and customs will be in conflict as well.
I pray that further clarification on all sides be made swiftly so that further strife can be prevented.