Students share opinions on the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Morgan Bridges, Print Managing Editor

 The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week, turning the right to an abortion into a states’ matter.

What’s new: This 1973 case sparked debate from both pro-life and pro-choice supporters, and GS students prove to be no exception.

Why it matters: Students on both sides of this ongoing conversation each presented their own opinions.

  • “Well, honestly the overturning of Roe v. Wade is dangerous,” said junior, Jill King. “This will also impact marginalized communities because of the reality that some people can go to another state to access abortion, but those that are disabled, of low SES, and of other disadvantaged populations like BIPOC are going to be more harmed by this.”
  • “I will start with that I do not morally agree with abortions,” said junior, Eryck Tackitt. “I have found sources that what the Supreme Court did was actually legal…What the Supreme Court found is that there is no law or constitutional amendment that protects abortions; therefore, they gave the rights back to the states.” 
  • “Honestly, what has happened is a very sad time in history for women,” said sophomore, Payton Buchanan. “This country is supposed to be ‘the land of the free,’ but what in the world is free about taking rights away from women? We live in a country where there is supposed to be freedom of religion, but we base a lot of opinions and decisions on Christianity.”
  • “It is appalling that our government once again sent the message that women are viewed as less than,” said graduate student, Donovan Edward. “It would do us well to acknowledge that this issue affects all people with uteruses, not just cisgender women.”
  • “I honestly feel it’s absurd that we have allowed this to take place,” said recent graduate, JaQuaylon Taylor. “I feel as though it should be up to the person’s choice to dictate the action.”