Upcoming Supreme Court decision on abortion is wrong
The Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on abortion is a “violation of the separation of church and state” and women losing their right to “privacy and self-determination.”
The totalitarian nightmare is here, my fellow Americans, and the players that are leading the charge are Alito, Thomas, McConnell, Trump, the Republican Party and evangelicals. All those mentioned have moved away from the separation of church and state, as prescribed by the Constitution. The pro-life movement is made up mostly of hardcore conservative Catholics and extremist evangelicals, who are using their religious beliefs to force their opposition to abortion.
Alito claims that abortion should be illegal because it is not in the Constitution and maintains that Roe was falsely based on the right to privacy, a right that was contrived to legalize birth control and abortion. Clearly, his decision is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, which opposes both. If you remove religion from this equation, it is totally baseless.
In fact, one could argue that the decision to overturn Roe is a violation of the separation of church and state. When abortion is viewed purely as a medical procedure, without the morality imposed by religion, it is a right. There’s no scientific basis for the idea that life begins at the moment of conception. In fact, there is no scientific basis for the existence of God. Faith is the belief in something that can’t be proved. Religion is based on faith. And faith should not be the basis for a decision that affects everyone. Please read this very comprehensive link it is as follows:
Albert Jackson, Smyrna
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This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Letters: Supreme Court's abortion decision, fund to fight disease