Featured Image Credit: @racalwheezy/TikTok
A US Army medic has caught people's attention after questioning how she was supposed to support her country when the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v Wade.
The TikTok user, who goes by the handle @racalwheezy on the platform, shared her video last month after learning of the court's decision to overturn the landmark ruling and restrict access to abortion for millions of women throughout the United States.
Having just extended her contract to continue serving her country in the Army, the TikToker asked how she was supposed to stand by the idea of swearing to 'support and defend the Constitution' and the country when it, in her opinion, 'treats its women like second class citizens'.
Hear her share her heartbreak over the matter below:
In the three-minute clip, the medic continued: “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 honour? How am I supposed to wake up every day and put on a frickin’ uniform that says ‘United States Army,’ when the United States doesn’t even give a rat’s a** about me?”
The TikToker went on to claim the country cares more 'about the guns they’re allowed to buy to kill the children that [she's] forced to give birth to', adding: “Think about that.”
The impact the ruling has on female service women is an 'unintended consequence' of the ruling, @racalwheezy claimed, indicating that it proved 'lawmakers and Supreme Court justices probably weren’t thinking about this when they wrote their 213 some odd-page report on it'.
“They probably were not thinking about this consequence," she continued. "But it is one, and it affects the very people that those lawmakers hold to a higher standard because they support the troops. 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 this is going to ruin some women's careers?"
The TikToker claimed women in the military are more likely to experience unplanned pregnancies due to limited access to birth control, noting that she wouldn't even have the ability to get an ultrasound without travelling off base.
Though she said she would stand by her contract, the TikToker stressed that she would voice her opinion because the ruling marked an 'attack on women'.
The video gained further attention recently after being shared online by right-wing internet personality Jack Posobiec, who wrote: "BREAKING: Woke Female Army Soldier Questions Loyalty to United States after Roe v Wade Decision.”
Posobiec's post prompted some to tell the woman she could 'relocate to another country', while others made clear their support for her and said she had a 'right' to be angry.
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