Woke Soldier Questions Service After Supreme Court Abortion Ruling – Opinion

The fallout from the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs continues to reverberate across America’s institutions. Particularly the military has felt the effects of the decision. Some servicemen expressed disapproval at the idea that the state should have the law regarding abortion. In a viral video, a member of the U.S. Army rails against the ruling, claiming it would relegate women to “second class” status. The issue has led her to doubt her commitment to fighting to defend the Constitution.

The soldier in the video says:

“How am I supposed to swear to support and defend the Constitution and a country that treats its women like second-class citizens? How can I do this? How can I do this? How can I do that with pride? How am I supposed to do that with love and honor?”

She continues, insisting that the country she swore to defend does not care about her because it has threatened the ability to terminate one’s pregnancy. She said:

“How am I supposed to wake up every day and put on a freaking uniform that says United States army when the United States doesn’t even give a rat’s a** about me? It gives more of a rat’s a** about the guns they’re allowed to buy that kill the children that I’m forced to give birth to.”

The service member goes on to suggest that the court’s ruling and those who agree with it are not supporting the troops. “They probably were not thinking about this consequence, but it is one, and it affects the very people that those lawmakers hold to a higher standard because they support the troops,” she says. “Do you really, though? Do you really want to support the troops? Despite the fact that this will greatly reduce the number of females in this military’s ranks. You support the troops even though you are going to ruin some women’s careers? I’m deployed right now, and I’m a medic, so I know how this works.”

A soldier talks about sexual assault and the difficulties faced by female military personnel to have an ultrasound, or even carry a child. She ends the video by stating she will still serve her country because she “signed that contract” but that she will continue to speak out because “this is not an attack on reproductive right, it is an attack on women in this country.”

Her concern about the overturning military isn’t the only one. Roe v. WadeSome others have suggested that this might increase the incidence of sexual assault within the Armed Forces.

What is interesting about this particular video is her contention that she is not sure she can proudly serve her country because allowing states to create their own policies on abortion somehow makes her a “second-class citizen.” Apparently, she does not know her history, or else she would feel rather foolish making such a claim when black Americans fought and died for the United States in multiple wars despite actually being second-class citizens.

The notion that a ban on women being able to kill their babies means America is not worth serving is a far-left view and another way of demeaning the country. The soldier will undoubtedly be rewarded with a barrage of sympathies and plaudits by her colleagues. But the fact remains that the U.S. is worth fighting for–even if more babies will be saved.

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