As I’m sure you’re all aware of by now, The Supreme Court of the United States – the country where our so-called democracy is envied by other countries across the globe – overturned Roe v. Wade. The utter hypocrisy that is already transpiring is alarming.
Our democracy provides all of us the freedom to choose, and therefore, right or wrong, abortion should be left up to the decision of a woman and her doctor. No one should have the right to tell you what you can and cannot do with your body regardless of religious or political beliefs.
But what’s perhaps most infuriating about this decision is the unabashed hypocrisy that Republican leaders apply to the subjects of abortion and gun violence in America.
For example, in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., applauded the decision, saying that the ruling would “save countless innocent lives.”
I’d like him to say that in front of all the families who’ve lost loved ones to gun violence recently.
Violence which could have been prevented if not for the cowardice and continual inaction by McCarthy and his party to break away from the NRA and create gun violence reform that protects “countless innocent lives,” as Mr. McCarthy says.
Instead, they feel it’s more important to protect the rights of an unborn fetus and big conglomerates that control the opinions of so many politicians in Congress.
I have this question for you, Mr. McCarthy, and all Republicans who vote against gun violence reform. Why are the rights of unborn children more important than the rights of American citizens going about their daily lives, never expecting to be gunned down in a supermarket or school?
If you think mental health is to blame for gun violence in America, why do you STILL vote down reforms to help fund mental health initiatives in our country?
You can’t, and you won’t answer these questions because your role as a politician is not to help the American people but to control them with blatant hypocrisy concealed as “solutions”.
Republicans are not interested in creating solutions but protecting and defending an antiquated set of beliefs that do not represent the whole of our country and only propagate the notion of white supremacy.
It also goes against those individuals and organizations who are greasing politicians’ palms to sway political opinions to suit their needs – countering the sworn oath politicians took to protect the American people first and foremost.
I’m ashamed to call myself an American today – living in a country that can turn its backs on 19 “innocent lives” that were cut short in a school classroom while celebrating the rights of a fetus that isn’t even born yet.
The hypocrisy is staggering and obviously politically motivated. What other reason could there be for such incredible contempt and a complete lack of empathy by elected officials?
If we allow the Republicans to take control of Congress, the rights of every human being will once again be questioned. Same-sex marriage, racial fairness, a woman’s right to vote, and countless others have the potential to be erased from our history in support of reverting our country back to a time when white privileged men controlled the rights of all.
It’s time the American people stood up and realized how important voting for individuals who stand for compassion, equality, integrity, and timely solutions for our country is critical to its survival.