What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Women’s Rights?
Hey there, Ladies! There’s something that I would like to talk to you about. The New President Elect has caused quite a stir when the nation found that he was going to be the next President of the United States. Many of those people were women who felt like there rights could be potentially fringed upon, due to some of the things Mr. Trump has expressed during his campaign. So, I thought it would be a good idea to hop on here and talk about a very important topic.
I am in a unique position that makes qualified to talk about these things and not be in place of bias. I am neither a part of the Republican or Democratic Party. I personally believe that both presidential candidates have their own short-comings. The fact that we got stuck with those two choices is preposterous. So, let’s talk.
Roe v. Wade
Roe v. Wade is a decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state’s two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting women’s health and protecting the potentiality of human life.
Since this was passed, the country has been divided on the issue. People who identify as pro-life argue that having an abortion is essentially murder. Even though the fetus is not fully developed into a person yet. They believe that they are being robbed of the chance to live. To Pro-Life individuals, the right to live is something that they believe every human should be given at the very least
Those who oppose the pro-life stance are people who identify as pro-choice. It’s important to clarify that pro-choice people do not oppose the chance of life. Their stance is primarily developed because of witnessing victims of sexual crimes go through child labor, and then raise the child in which their offenders bared upon them. For pro-choice people, it’s not about being pro-murder, it’s about being in support of a woman’s right to choose.
Then there’s everyone in the middle that doesn’t know where the heck to stand. Unfortunately, I happen to be one of those people. As a woman who has children, Instinctively, I want to take a pro-life stance, because I love my children. And the thought of ending their life before it even began is horrifying to me. At the same time, my children were not forced upon me by a sexual deviant. So, I have never been in the situation where that so many woman have been.
For me, it’s sort of a one of those questions that doesn’t have a right or wrong answer. It’s a topic of debate that could be argued for ages and still get nowhere. Whichever way you look at it, there’s always going to be someone who opposes your point of view. That sort of like everything now that I think about it. Right and Wrong is an illusion. It’s the laws that we have. Everything illegal is immoral and wrong until it’s not illegal anymore.
How Does President Elect Trump Come into Play?
So, now that Donald Trump is going to be the 45th President of The United States, what does this mean for everything that has happened for the women of The United States of America? While Donald Trump has shied away from directly addressing Whether he is opposed Roe v. Wade, he has stated that he is going to leave it up to the states, and we are just going to have to “see what happens.” I think it’s clear that he is not a big supporter of Roe v. Wade.
So, what does this mean for you? If this decision is going to be left up to the states. If you’re a California woman wondering whether you’re going to have to move or go out of state to receive an abortion, hold your horses. What’s most likely going to happen, is you’re going to see states that are primarily Liberal (California, New York,etc.), keeping Roe v. Wade, and States that are primarily conservative (Texas, Arkansas, Idaho, etc.) will probably dump it. Meaning, everyone will probably get what they want.
So, what is the conflict then? I am not entirely sure. I suppose that is up for you to decided. Thanks again for reading my posts. It means the world to me. See you next time.