Roe vs Wade

The word is out, this 50-year-old law maybe disbanded this summer by the Supreme Court, after a leaked memo. One side is upset about the leak and happy about the ruling and others are extremely upset.

Roe v. Wade was a landmark legal decision issued on January 22, 1973, in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute banning abortion, effectively legalizing the procedure across the United States. The court held that a woman’s right to an abortion was implicit in the right to privacy protected by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Prior to Roe v. Wade, abortion had been illegal throughout much of the country since the late 19th century. Since the 1973 ruling, many states have imposed restrictions on abortion rights. (https://www.history.com/topics/womens-rights/roe-v-wade).

Personally, I am tired of women crying about this issue. We act like we do not have any power to do anything about issues that affect our well-being. Until women get serious about issues that affect them, nothing will happen. The women in the US need to take lessons from the women in Iceland and other Nordic countries who have achieved gender equality in their tiny nation. The United States cannot seem to get pass racial biases so gender equality will be slow to achieve.

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Please get it together. We had a chance to vote for a qualified women in 2000, but some of you choose to vote for an individual who had a history of disrespecting women.

So, if women are to progress in this country, let’s start with the midterms and do your part. Organize voters and support those candidates that are pro choice.

Thank you!

References:

https://guidetoiceland.is/history-culture/gender-equality-in-iceland#:~:text=Women%20make%20up%2066%25%20of%20graduates%20from%20University%2C,Photo%20from%20Wikimedia%2C%20Creative%20Commons%2C%20by%20Magnus%20Fr%C3%B6derberg.

This is why Iceland ranks first for gender equality. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/why-iceland-ranks-first-gender-equality/

Chapman, M. Gender Equality in Iceland. https://guidetoiceland.is/history-culture/gender-equality-in-iceland

https://adventures.is/blog/icelandic-women/

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, RN

An experienced registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in all many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information.

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