The overturning of Roe v Wade has set off a pattern of extremist anti-abortion laws in conservative states that violate a woman’s privacy, threaten the health and lives of women, and decreases the equality of women compared to men. The founding fathers called for the separation of church and state in the Constitution to avoid the influence of religious doctrine on American’s politics. The founding fathers intended our laws would support the assertion that we are a united country inhabited by people of all religions and cultures who should be treated equally and whose rights should be equally protected.
The Freedom Caucus wing of the Republican party under George W. Bush began the Christian superiority movement in America. The MAGA wing of the current Republican party led by Donald Trump has broadened alt-right ideology to include the racism and misogyny laws of 1950s America before civil right laws were passed. White, older, so-called Christian males in government are creating laws that demean minorities, immigrants, and women in the name of Christian values. Religious views are not suppose to guide lawmaking per the Constitution. However, when the people’s vote put extremists in power, Republucan lawmakers cater to their white Christian base.
The abortion pill mifepristone was approved by the FDA 23 years ago. Medical experts report it has proven to be a safe and effective method for women who are seeking to obtain a medical abortion or ease the discomfort of miscarriages. The case being brought to Judge Kacsmaryk seeks to ban the use of misopristone claiming the FDA’s process to approve the drug was flawed. Defenders of a woman’s right to reproductive freedom see this move to ban the drug as an result of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade.