Provide Appropriate Abortions Globally
Who Are You To Deny
Abortion is one of those topics that you either support or vehemently disagree with.
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organisation that overturned the constitutional right to abortion as well as the federal standards of abortion access, established by prior decisions in the cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Prior to the Dobbs ruling, the federal standard was that abortions were permitted up to fetal viability. That federal standard has been eliminated, allowing states to set policies regarding the legality of abortions and establish limits.
Access to and availability of abortions vary widely between states, with some states banning almost all abortions and some states protecting abortion access.
When there is such polarisation on an issue, we tend to forget the very real trauma that decisions like this make, and life creates all manner of circumstances where abortion is probably the right thing to do when taking everything into consideration.
We don't live in a perfect world, far from it, and yet we expect perfect solutions such as banning abortions to be the be-all and end-all of the matter.
The most pragmatic solution is to not outlaw the practice, but to provide relevant support and guidance to people before, during, and after such an event is needed.
The money that is wasted fighting for one cause or another is just a waste, and it solves nothing, creates yet more polarisation, and completely fails to support 100% of the population.
Continuing these debates for decades is ultimately useless, and we need to find better ways of tackling the problem.