Hoping Roe v Wade will be reversed

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s selection of Brett Cavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court, there has been vigorous debate about the fate of Roe v Wade.

I am a life-long Republican and consider myself to be a social conservative.

I do agree that a woman has the constitutional right to do whatever she wants with her own body. If a woman wants to dye her hair green, that is her right. If a woman wants to grow her fingernails five inches long, it’s her call.

But, the life in an expectant mother is not her body but an individual life that should be given the same right to life that we Americans all enjoy.

The question of the fate of Roe v Wade in the Supreme Court is not the issue. The issue is whether or not we supposedly enlightened citizens will continue the barbaric practice of killing the most vulnerable in our society.

If we will see it for what it is and voice our concern for these lives, then perhaps our courts will follow suit and undo what never should have been done in the first place.

Ed Sarp

Altoona

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