How Does The Overturning of Roe v. Wade Affect Women’s Rights?

Has the reversal of Roe vs. Wade caused you concerns about the future of women’s rights? With so many differing opinions on the topic, it can be difficult to filter fact from fiction. 

We hope this article provides the answers and clarity needed to be assured women’s rights will continue to be protected in America. 

Understanding The New Ruling

Let’s begin by looking at how this new ruling affects state laws and actions. When Roe vs. Wade was originally enacted, abortion was placed under the umbrella of a woman’s right to privacy. 

In June of last year, The Supreme Court ruled this was in error. The new verdict did not make abortions illegal but transferred the decision to create abortion laws to the states. It is now the responsibility of state representatives to determine if, when, and how abortions should be performed in their state. 

Does The New Ruling Put Women At Risk?

States that have placed full bans on abortion have caused an uproar of concern about women’s lives being put at risk without access to the procedure. 

But rest assured, women will not be denied life-saving care, even in states that have banned abortions. Let’s look at one example. 

An ectopic pregnancy is a rare but life-threatening pregnancy complication. It occurs when a pregnancy implants and begins to grow outside of the uterus. This kind of pregnancy is not viable, meaning it will naturally end in miscarriage. However, an ectopic pregnancy must be removed as early as possible to prevent severe bleeding for the mother. 

Treating an ectopic pregnancy is not an abortion but rather prenatal care. Women in all 50 states will be treated with the same care should they experience an ectopic pregnancy. No woman will be left to die without care. 

The Path Forward

If you are experiencing an unwanted pregnancy, care is available to you. At Life Choices, we offer a variety of options to support you and your pregnancy on this journey. If you suspect you may be experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, we provide no-cost ultrasounds to give you peace of mind. 

We understand a pregnancy crisis can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Our staff is here to provide the information needed for you to make an informed decision about your pregnancy. You don’t have to do this alone. Appointments are easy and confidential. No one but you has to know you’re coming. Call our center today, and let’s find a solution together!