Letter to the Editor: The court won’t stop with Roe vs. Wade

To the Editor:

The Supreme Court’s decision to overthrow Roe v. Wade should be concerning for every single American. Rather than a court that is expanding freedoms and rights, the courts took away the rights of half the citizens in America by overturning a decades-old settled law. Regardless of whether or not you have had personal experience with abortion, every single one of us knows and loves someone who has had an abortion.

Every person deserves the right to make their own decisions about their health and families without interference from politicians or punishment. And, yet, for half the people in America, that right is now gone. The Supreme Court has taken away Constitutional protection on individual freedom rather than expanding rights and liberties as most of us have witnessed over our lifetimes.

I don’t think the court will stop at overturning Roe. Justice Clarence Thomas has already suggested that taking away birth control and denying LGBTQ couples the right to marry is next on their agenda.

These partisan, political Supreme Court Justices are abusing their power and imposing their own beliefs on Americans. This isn’t right. We must fight to protect access to safe, legal abortions. That means holding legislators who put this right at risk accountable. Because it seems clear that the court won’t stop with overturning Roe.

Ann Hart