After the Supreme Court’s ruling was released last summer, many women were confused about what this meant for their rights. While this monumental decision did impact states, women’s rights were not taken away, but they did shift. Read on to learn more.
What Did This Mean?
When The Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many were astonished because they thought this made abortion illegal in all 50 states of the U.S. However, this wasn’t the case. This new ruling actually meant that each state now had the power to dictate its own abortion laws.
Now, voters can elect representatives who share their views and can speak for them on their behalf. Some states are more lenient on abortion, while others have strict policies against it. No matter how someone feels on this matter, they can have their opinions heard at the voting booth and decide what’s best for their territory.
What Are Women’s Rights?
Women still have the right to determine how to proceed with a pregnancy. While some states have abortion bans, other territories allow abortion with few restrictions.
Now that the power has returned to the people to decide, women have more freedom to vote directly on the laws they wish to see enacted in their states.
Furthermore, this provides women as voters the opportunity to educate other stakeholders on their stance and inform the masses. Thankfully, today, there are many ways to get a message out with various types of social media and methods to communicate and connect instantly.
Where Can I Learn More?
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