Washington Evening Journal
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No right to force beliefs on others
For a long long time abortions were illegal, but abortions took place anyway and always will. Many females died from botched abortions and many females died from a problem pregnancy that should have had access to a safe abortion. Finally, in 1973 Roe v. Wade was passed allowing safe abortions.
Females are not objects to be regulated or controlled. They are human beings and citizens with personal rights and this includes the right to make decisions about their own bodies.
If there are some religious groups that want to make Roe v. Wade illegal, that is not up to them. If the organization some belong to is against abortion, their members do not have to get one. But this organization does not have the right to force their beliefs on others.
The U.S. Constitution firmly established separation of church and state, this includes the religious group, Christianity.
If Roe v. Wade is destroyed, ancient anti-abortion laws will immediately take over in some states, like Michigan for example. A 100-year-old anti-abortion law there does not allow any abortions at all, not even to save the life of the mother. Many females will die.