There seems to be a misunderstanding when it comes to Roe vs. Wade. Right wing groups keep screaming about overturning Roe Vs. Wade so that abortion would end and that the murder of innocent babies in the womb of mothers can have a life, without worrying about dying. It’s so bad that Representative Mary Lou Marzian (D) House District 34 of Louisville KY is trying to pass a law, in the spirit of the 14th Amendment limiting Viagra to men because, her state like many southern states are trying to ban abortion by overturning Roe vs. Wade…as are the Republican candidates…and possibly to the horror of the NRA. How so?
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), a law created under the Clinton Administration, which is an outgrowth of Roe vs. Wade explains the law regarding mentally ill patients and firearms. If a person is ordered by a judge to seek mental health treatment, the person is banned from purchasing a firearm. So, people like: John Hinckley, Jr and Mark David Chapman are banned for life from purchasing firearms. Yet, what of those who were not adjudicated? People who slipped through the cracks or those who are depressed and need medical treatment for mental illness and voluntarily seek treatment on their own free will?
They can purchase a firearm legally. As mentioned in the HIPAA law:
[V]ast majority of Americans with mental health conditions are not violent and that those with mental illness are in fact more likely to be victims than perpetrators. An individual who seeks help for mental health problems or receives mental health treatment is not automatically legally prohibited from having a firearm; nothing in this final rule changes that. HHS continues to support efforts by the Administration to dispel negative attitudes and misconceptions relating to mental illness and to encourage individuals to seek voluntary mental health treatment.
In other words, a person who is bipolar and schizophrenia can legally buy a firearm and are not banned because of HIPAA and yes, Roe v. Wade. By overturning Roe v. Wade and then HIPAA, records that are sealed because of the privacy act are no longer private and any anti-gun legislature can look into files, find out where a patient lives, and tell gun store owners that they are liable for any problems that say John Doe commits because he is mentally ill. Though only a small portion of mentally ill folks are violent as majority of them are victims, the fact that medical records can potentially be no longer private, 43.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States who are mentally ill and the stats on conservatives are not released because of Roe vs. Wade will be public and gun banning will be a reality.
A person can believe that abortion is wrong and end a law that protects women from having the procedure done. Such actions would also backfire and end the privacy of potential firearm owners. The law limiting a woman’s choice will also limit a person to purchase firearms because, after shooters like:
Patrick Edward Purdy
Killed a bunch of innocent children, there was a call to ban firearms.
Many on the right said that these shooters were mentally ill …even the Republican leadership called these people mentally ill, so by eliminating Roe Vs.. Wade, the 43.6 million people who are seeking treatment, will have their rights infringed upon because, the Republicans say these shooters were mentally ill.
By taking away the privacy afforded to folks who seek treatment on their own, there will be a major gun ban because the right wanted Roe vs. Wade overturned. Roe vs. Wade protects people rights of citizens to own a firearm and by getting rid of this right to privacy, you allow the government to take away something your cherish…why? Because, you are deemed incapable of being mentally cognizant of owning and firing your gun…Roe vs. Wade prevents this
Tim’s first experience into journalism was at East Los Angeles College. Then Tim was a stringer for a local Japanese American Newspaper in Los Angeles. He then completed his Bachelors in Business and RECEIVED his MBA, but his desire to seek the truth has not been assuaged by fear of the 1% or their followers. When Tim isn’t doing his liberal thing, he enjoys sitting back, relaxing and listening to Rush…the band folks!