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Heading down a dangerous path

North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer and a slew of other politicians and groups, quickly issued press releases after the Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was officially announced on Friday.

From Cramer’s release, “This ruling from the Supreme Court is a win for life and states’ rights. It is one of the most consequential decisions in my lifetime. In the last 50 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, millions of helpless babies have been murdered. Countless lives will now be saved and the fundamental principle of federalism is restored. This ruling reaffirms the tradition of the State of North Dakota to protect every human life whether unborn or aged, healthy or sick, and I am heartened the majority of the Supreme Court agrees.”

This is a very emotional plea, “millions of helpless babies have been murdered. Countless lives will now be saved.” Unfortunately, this is a logical problem and needs to be addressed as such. I have a few thoughts on this recent ruling. It is also very interesting to go back and read Senator Cramer’s, and some of the other authors’ words on COVID vaccines and individual choice, but I digress.

I love that the decision is being moved back to the states. I want it moved even further. I do not want government in my health care at all. I certainly do not want Senator Cramer in my health care nor any of the other politicians or groups that sent out press releases. I want health care professionals driving my health care.

I hate to admit this, but the best way to sum up my feelings on this issue comes from something I read on Instagram.

“You don’t have to love abortion. You can dislike it. Maybe it even makes you sad. The way you view abortion is up to you. If you don’t like abortion, you can advocate for proper sex education, access to birth control and other things that have been shown to lower unplanned pregnancies. You don’t have to like abortion. But what you can’t do is disrespect somebody for having an abortion. You can’t take away that choice from women because you don’t like it. Your emotions are not somebody else’s responsibilities. Your emotions aren’t more important than anyone else’s bodily autonomy. You don’t have to like abortion, but you have to respect other people’s rights and that includes the right to safe, accessible abortion.”

I stand with a woman’s right to make informed decisions about her body and not to have the government involved at any level. I want a woman to have access to whatever safe health care has been deemed necessary with her health care providers for her body without government interference.

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