Laws should not not be based on what a small percentage regrets. Everyone has things in life they wish they had done differently. By that measure, I would expect marriage to be more heavily regulated than it is as many of us tend to regret our decisions of a spouse. Even Kim Davis regretted a few of her marriages, but then tried to deny the right to others. To outlaw a common medical procedure based on others regrets or beliefs is absurdity.
Things I regret that should be legislated and/or banned immediately:
- Getting married without knowing their potential spouse for at least 5 years and have seen them handle some major life changes and/or stresses.
- Building a log home. Too many unseen issues present themselves years later.
- Getting a puppy. You don’t know what kind of dog it will become.
- Indian food. Banned. I have tried that three times, nothing good about any of them.
- Heels over two inches tall and shoes less then a D width minimum. Absolutely banned. These items have caused my feet much pain. I would like others to be saved that pain.
- Community college. Was a waste of time for me. I have nine credits that cost me a good bit of money that I can’t use today.
Now, if you think the above examples are just outrageous, they are. Simply because I regret something, or it worked out poorly for me, does not mean it is the right choice for many others.
It’s the same with abortion. There may be those who regret their decision not to continue a pregnancy, but their regrets should not become law.
So think on it. What decisions have you made and regretted that you feel the government or someone who believes other than you should have had a say in?
Bodily autonomy is a right of everyone. No one can take part of your liver, some bone marrow or drain off some of your blood without your consent, even if it means someone else will die, even if you are a corpse. A woman has a right to her own body and what is in it, even if removing something would cause it to die.
Those are my thoughts as I wait yet another few days to hear the Supreme Court ruling on Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt that could determine access to a constitutional right for women across the nation,