No sooner than Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, political pundits began to speculate that Roe vs. Wade would be overturned when a Supreme Court replacement for Justice Kennedy is chosen. A woman has the right to seek medical attention for an unwanted pregnancy, and makes this choice based on a number of considerations, that can include her personal beliefs, input from family and that of the father of the baby. The last thing that should occur is political will of public interest groups, agencies or courts to usurp the woman’s right to voluntarily decide the outcome of an unwanted pregnancy.
It is out of place to speculate and question what a new Supreme Court Justice being considered for court appointment has on his or her views concerning Roe vs. Wade. Abortion is not a political issue to be decided by our Supreme Court. It is not anybody’s business to establish rules on preventing abortion. For politicians to prohibit abortion is in conflict with the separation of Church and State, as the variables concerning the possibility of an abortion should be based upon a personal, medical or religious decision and not be funded with public funds.
It is wrong for public interest groups to seek laws that invade the privacy of an individual’s personal rights.