Teens, Roe v. Wade, and the Future

Well known as a monumental case in American history, Roe v. Wade is now up for discussion to be overturned by the Supreme Court. How this will impact teenagers is another question? 

A draft made by the Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was recently leaked, and obtained by Politico, where it reveals a majority opinion to overturn the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade. The 1973 decision guaranteed federal constitutional protection of abortion rights. Some are raising concerns about what this means for teens and their future.

”You should have the choice if you can’t support a child emotionally, physically, mentally,” Nicole Loscalzo, a Health teacher and PGC advisor, said. 

If Roe v. Wade gets overturned, states have the option to restrict or criminalize abortion. 26 states are set on banning abortion once Roe v. Wade is no longer in effect, Jennifer Lincoln, MD, an OB/GYN said.

”I think they would resort to illegal [things]. They would try to harm themselves and it will not be good for their mental health,” Loscalzo said. 

There is no denying that this event will be a turning point of the century.

Maisa Mamun

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