Amarillo’s (Surprising) Reaction To Roe v. Wade Being Overturned
The big news from last week remained a huge talking point over the weekend and has spilled into this week.
It shouldn't be any surprise that it did.
Of course, I'm talking about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
One thing I fully expected to see when this ruling took place was that blue states would be appalled, and red states would be celebratory.
I'm not here to give my opinions on it, or even get into an argument about it. There's plenty of that going on and I'm not one to spew my political beliefs out there.
I was curious as to how people in Amarillo and the panhandle were reacting to the news. So what did I do? You guessed it, I took to Reddit. You ALWAYS find the most colorful conversations on there.
Some people are educated about things, some aren't. Because of that, you always get a bevy of people commenting, and subsequently attacking each other. I knew this was going to be a hot topic there.
The first comment I highlight here is one saying hey, it doesn't matter what side of the fence you're on, this is dangerous.
Now again, I'm not going to dive into this comment about what fascism is or anything like that. What I will say is this, we can get into a sticky situation when rulings or laws that were put into place start getting overturned.
We've seen it time and time again, there can be positive and negative from things like that happening. A lot of the things that get overturned are because of the ideology or thoughts of a certain party or a multitude of people.
Yes, things change over time and that's ok. Our views, beliefs, and agendas will vary and differ as we get older and see the world through a different lens. Something as simple as having children can change this. These two commenters clearly have a different view of what these terms mean.
This comment initially started with someone who had their view on the decision. It's rather obvious what "side of the fence" they're on from a political standpoint.
Another commenter jumped in with a contraception argument, and the initial commenter had something to say about that. They spoke about what they believed the particular contraception was and how it worked.
That's when the conversation took a big turn.
Commenters started going in on "what's next" and what has been said already.
Now some of those things are usually open to interpretation, or flat-out blown out of proportion. Unfortunately, this conversation went from something that could've been constructive to something that ended with some personal attacks on a person they most likely don't know one bit.
You can view the full Reddit thread here.