Have you ever wondered why America seems obsessed with Roe v. Wade? This article provides a glimpse of the motivation behind the decades-long debate:
Unfortunately, one group of Americans (mostly older White men) is dictating a woman’s right to choose. Neither government nor religious groups have the right to tell anyone what to do in this situation. Instead, everyone should work together towards solutions.
If the government insists on telling women what to do about their pregnancy, then government should provide financial assistance for pregnant girls who have not finished high school or college; help women pay off student debt who are graduating from college; help pregnant women facing discrimination in the workplace; provide greater assistance for young families struggling to make a living, etc.
America has a precedent it can follow. There was a time when doing drugs, especially crack cocaine, was criminalized. Due to the current opioid drug epidemic of mainly White people, drug abuse is no longer considered a criminal act. The government is throwing billions of dollars to fix this public health problem. This same approach can be used to help young women seeking abortion. It’s likely that many women would consider continuing with the pregnancy if they are offered greater social assistance.