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Roe Vs. Wade: My Personal Perspective on an Overturn in the Law

May 3, 2022

Women TIES, LLC Women’s March 2017 Sign Designed by Millet

As I drove home from one of the poorest neighborhoods in our community where I volunteer to feed the hungry, I turned on the news to hear more updates on the leaked news on the possibility of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade allowing states to outlaw abortion. I was waiting until tomorrow to share my opinion in my weekly Wednesday Wisdom to women entrepreneurs to my vast network, but realized I couldn’t wait. Buttoning my pink, feminist, authentic voice, that took 120 women to the Women’s March on DC, and attended every march since then, wasn’t going to work.

The Higginbothams – 2021

If there was an existing law that demanded my husband of 33 years and two adult sons and two brothers had to get vasectomies by the age of 35 to cut down on the number of births in the U.S., I would disagree as vehemently as I do about a law telling me, my sisters, and nieces, what to do with our bodies. It isn’t the government’s place to rule in this area. Period. It isn’t a male vs. female issue, it is an individual person’s issue. Point blank.

With a world full of so many more vital issues, like climate change and poverty, it is absolutely ridiculous to focus time, attention and money on abortion law. It has been hashed out for 45 years. Women don’t want to go back. We haven’t even gotten a pay equality law yet. Women make up 52% of the population. Enough is enough.

If I was faced with needing an abortion, I would not have one. It would be my decision based on my Catholic faith, but I would never tell another woman what to do with her body, her decision, and her life. I would never judge her. I would only ask how I could support her emotionally. I would care for her with compassion and understanding that a decision that big is personally difficult.

Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham – 2022

Just when you think America is the place to live happily and freely, subjects like this arise riling up our foundation. Stop creating havoc where it isn’t needed, I say to government officials, and start focusing on solutions to more life-threatening global and national issues benefiting both men and women

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2022 3:44 pm

    So well said Tracy….and I am sharing this!

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  2. May 3, 2022 3:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing my opinion Kim. Similar voices must rise up!

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