I'm writing in response to Monday's "Roe. v. Wade: Women's right." I think most voters in the United States have a preconceived notion that the overturning of Roe. v. Wade would result in a nation-wide ban of abortions. I think it is very important to realize that the overturning of Roe. v. Wade would in fact turn that decision back over to the states.
While some states such as Texas, Alabama and Mississippi would likely have success prohibiting abortions, legislators in New York, California and Washington would never dream of passing such a law.
I strongly believe that the government has no place in determining what a woman can and cannot do with her own body, but I also think we should realize that the overturning of Roe. v. Wade would present the United States with an opportunity to hand the enormous task of abortion legislation over to smaller, more representative and typically more accountable governments.
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