More drawings inspired by my fury that the Supreme Court intends to withdraw a right that has been recognized as the law of the land for 50 years. It hits especially hard because I remember when Roe came down. I was 17. Me, my friends, my Mom, my friends’ Moms, were ecstatic. And in one fell swoop a gang of 5 has whisked away a foundation of law firmly entrenched in the U.S. Constitution.
And I ponder the starkness of the inequality the Court and the GOP are laying on a woman because she is the sex that anatomically is designed to carry a fetus. This is not only illogical and unfair, but a glaring example of how men and women are treated unequally under the law when it comes to the issue of abortion/freedom of choice/the right to have carte blanche over decisions involving one’s body.
When a woman gets pregnant, the guy is the other 50% of the conception equation. He is also expecting a child. To ensure that pregnant women are treated the same way as the men that assisted in impregnation, the laws restricting a women’s right to choose within the first trimester should be struck down. Alternatively, all the laws, not to mention costs, time, and energy that are placed on pregnant women should apply to equally to the men who make conception possible, otherwise we are living in a society that believes every woman is the Virgin Mary.