The Justices of the Supreme Court made their decision not to decide, by passing the legality of abortion on to each state.
The next step, of course, is to have protestors on both sides of the decision gather to share their distain or happiness over the decision.
The U.S. has enshrined in its Constitution freedoms of speech and peaceable assembly, as well as redress of grievances to the government. Therefore, protesting without destroying property as done in the Summer of 2020 all across America, is a citizen’s right. This right is not extended to the Justices’ homes endangering them and their families, but unfortunately, many people who are breaking the laws daily don’t have any consequences.
Why do people feel the need to destroy building, cars, businesses, and sometimes kill people, when they don’t agree with certain decisions and political outcomes? Why do they revert to animalistic behavior? I don’t have the answer, but for my own safety I stay away from crowds of protestors.
Now is the time to get involved in your local government to be part of the decision-making process for abortion laws as well as other laws that affect one’s life.
Whether you are for or against the decision of abortion, I found it interesting to look up some of the statistics from HeartResearchFunding.org.
- Fewer than 1% of all abortions take place because there has been rape or incest involved to create the pregnancy.
- There have been roughly 60 million abortions since the case was decided in 1973.
- 96.50% of all abortions are therefore performed for social or economic reasons.
If you were reading this hoping that I would share my opinion on the subject of abortion, sorry to disappoint you! I’ll keep this one to myself but, please feel free to voice your thoughts anytime.
Citing sources is old school but so am I…
Here’s an article from Pew Research with citations of their two primary sources for data collection:
Their two main sources are
* the Centers for Disease Control
* the Guttmacher Institute
And this is a direct link to tabulated “reason for” data for two sample years (these are survey sample percentages, not absolute) from one of the two primary Pew sources (pdf link, single page, and do note that the two columns of percentage values do sum to 100…):
That PDF link was taken from this article, which has yet more numbers and insights (and additional referential links):
Remember, what statistics reveal is interesting, what they conceal is vital…
Thank you for the incite, Dan
As of 6/29/22, I noted the number of protests/demonstrations about the country as a result of the Supreme court’s rescinding (‘Decision’) the law ‘legalizing’ abortion on a Federal level. Of particular interest, to me, was the overwhelming number of angry, violent, disrespectful, verbal assault/threatening, destructive of property, ignorant/uninformed (by virtue of placards/posters being displayed), bellicose people representing dissenting postures.
Ostensibly, they, also, represent the political views of the ‘Left’.
The demonstrators/demonstrations by the politically conservative ‘Right’ were dimetric, significantly less, respectful, passive,
Today’s (6/29/22) news feeds report a sharp increase of Catholic church vandalism linked to the ‘Decision’. Another example of ignorance. Blaming the Catholic church for the Supreme court’s decision is akin to holding Walmart responsible for food & consumer goods shortages! The audacity of it all!!
Biden is recorded (6/24/20) as publicly stating, “Today, the Supreme Court of the United States expressly took away a constitutional right from the American people that it had already recognized.
They didn’t limit it. They simply took it away.” (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/06/24/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-supreme-court-decision-to-overturn-roe-v-wade/).
This statement is patently inaccurate and misleading to the public, at-large!
It fuels disparity and the ‘Left’s desperation. It sows country-wide ignorance from an ignoramus.
In 2020, reported/recorded human abortions (sources: U.N., Johnstons Archive, WHO, Guttmacher) was just over 16-million.
The top 5 countries accounting for 83% of that 14-million abortion level are:
1. China (6, 928, 218)
2. Russia (1,549,206)
3. U.S. (1,347,840)
4. India (978,298)
5. Vietnam (783,795)
2020 abortion rates (per 1000, women, 15-44 years of age) by country:
1. China 24.2%
2. Russia 53.7%
3. U.S. 20.8%
4. India 3.1%
5. Vietnam 35.2%
Examining the abortion rate (per 1000 women in 2020 ) of the U.S. yields the following detail:
>> 34.9% White (White women account for 68.3% of the total U.S. woman population; includes Hispanic women sector)
>> 74.7% Black (Black women account for 14.2% of the total U.S. woman population)
>> this rate is 5X’s that of the per U.S.-White woman capita when normalized
> As to the ‘Decision’… it does NOT affect the autonomy of the States (the ‘Left’s ignorance, revealed).
> As to the attitude of “my body, my choice”… U.S. & State governments disregarded this notion and violated the sanctity of choice by a U.S. citizen.
> As to the claim the ‘Decision’ removes the ability to resolve a pregnancy resulting from incest &/or rape… to your point, Nancy, yes, less than 1% (0.68% of all reported cases) is directly attached to this aspect. Less than 0.17% of all abortions are applied to saving the mother’s life. Thus making greater than 99% of all abortions voluntary.
This extrapolates to the root-cause of abortion: poor choice(s) by women in allowing herself to become pregnant, for whatever reason or ration.
> As to the posture “it’s only a clump of cells”… medical, anatomical, biochemical, physiological, human-cellular & biogenetic sciences have, unanimously, established human life exists at 6 days post a fertilized human egg. The arguments of the ‘Left’ serve as a distraction from fact & empirical results. Therefore, abortion IS killing a human life which is protected by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights – specifically, 14th Amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights.
My proposed solution to an unwanted pregnancy: Abstinence or effective prevention measures
My proposed solution to abortion: Adoption