The fallout from the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs continues to reverberate across America’s institutions. The military, in particular, has been reeling from the decision, with some service members expressing disdain at the notion that law governing abortion should be left to the states. In a viral video, a member of the U.S. Army rails against the ruling, claiming it would relegate women to “second class” status. She goes so far as to question her commitment to fighting for the Constitution over the issue.
In the video, the soldier 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 am I supposed to do that? How am I supposed to do that? With pride? How am I supposed to do that with love and honor?”
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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 says:
“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? You really support the troops? Even though this is going to greatly lessen the retention of women in the ranks of this military? 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.”
The soldier discusses how sexual assault is an issue in the U.S. military and how difficult it can be for a female service member to obtain an ultrasound or carry a pregnancy. 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.”
She is not the only one to bring up the military in relation to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Others have argued this could add to the problem of sexual assault in 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.
But the notion that placing restrictions on the ability of a woman to kill her baby means America is no longer a country worth serving is the type of thinking that is prevalent on the far left and yet another way to demean the country. No doubt this soldier will gain an outpouring of plaudits and sympathy from her comrades. But the fact remains that the U.S. is worth fighting for–even if more babies will be saved.