The long-awaited decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has overturned Roe v. Wade. My emotions run the gamut.
I’m among the more than 60 million women who terminated an unwanted pregnancy after the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America. It’s a decision I quickly came to regret. A younger version of myself reasoned that if it was legal, then it must be okay. After all, the purpose of government was to protect the general welfare of the people. How naive was my reasoning? It would take life and more observations of government-in-action for me to learn that everything legal is not moral nor good for our society. When I exercised my choice and had an abortion, I was a married woman in college indoctrinated with pro-abortionist arguments about a woman’s right to choose.