Agnes Scott College student Jordan Simi (C) participates in a chant during a pro-abortion rights march and rally held in reaction to the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year, in Atlanta, Georgia, May 3, 2022.

Agnes Scott College student Jordan Simi (C) participates in a chant during a pro-abortion rights march and rally held in reaction to the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year, in Atlanta, Georgia, May 3, 2022.© Provided by CNBC

But since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June — removing nearly 50 years of federal protections for abortions and giving states the right to make the procedure illegal within their jurisdictions — abortion access has become an increasingly influential consideration in students’ college decisions.

Of those planning to enroll in an undergraduate program sometime in the next 12 months, 39% said that the court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will affect their decision to attend college in a particular state. That’s according to a BestColleges survey of 1,000 current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students conducted in July.

Similarly, 43% of current undergrads said that the overturning of Roe v. Wade has led them to question whether they want to remain in the state where they are attending college or transfer elsewhere.

In post-Roe America, location has never been more important to prospective and current college students deciding where to pursue a degree or build their career.

Confusion and fear on campus: ‘It’s a really scary time’

Growing up, Lexi McKee-Hemenway and her friends in Sturgis, South Dakota, traded horror stories about people in their neighborhood who wanted an abortion and couldn’t get one. McKee-Hemenway recalls once hearing about a pregnant young woman who couldn’t access an abortion and had a horse kick her in the stomach, hoping it would cause a miscarriage. She died from her injuries.
(I am sorry but anyone who would do that is mentally unstable, the blame for that action lies COMPLETELY at her own door. The rest of us cannot base our decision on what some totally unstable people MIGHT do.)

Hearing such stories terrified McKee-Hemenway and inspired her to fight for better local access to reproductive health care. 
(Again, this is a sign of mental instability.  To feel horror and shock initially that someone’s life ended in such a way is healthy, however to allow one person’s bad choice fill you will terror and affect your life and life choices, is ridiculous!)

The 21-year-old, now a junior studying political science at the University of South Dakota, is the president of USD Students for Reproductive Rights.

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe in June triggered an abortion ban South Dakota lawmakers passed over 15 years ago that outlaws the procedure except when necessary to save the life of the pregnant person.

McKee-Hemenway says she’s been approached by several students since the start of the school year asking for help with obtaining an abortion — and with each request, McKee-Hemenway says she becomes “a little more convinced” that she does not want to stay in the U.S. after she graduates from college in 2024.“I want to leave the country,” she says. 
(Seriously? These are college students? Why is this generation so emotionally and mentally unstable? So easily distraught, terrified and unable to cope with opposing beliefs, unaccepting of any court decision that does not meet their approval?  I hope this young lady does leave the US and finds out just how good she has had it here.)

There’s nothing more unnerving than seeing the fear in people’s eyes that they will either lose their job or their parents won’t love them anymore if they get an abortion,” she says. “But that’s the reality of how people think and feel about abortion here.”
(WHY are these young people so fatalistic?  This Z generation has no moral compass whatsoever.  They do not believe in GOD, or they do not even believe in Right and WRONG. No ultimate TRUTH.  To them standards are ever-changing, and relative.  They do not have the comfort of knowing that there is a GOD who is in CONTROL.  They are overwhelmed by anything they perceive as a threat.  They cannot see that they are more concerned about being able to protect their sexual lifestyle choices that they do not recognize that they are condoning, promoting and participating in not only the murder of innocent infant children but the horrifying torture of their little bodies, minds and souls and the disgusting misuse of their blood, organs and body parts afterword.  These young people don’t understand that they will always live in fear and torment as long as they choose to live without GOD!) 

While South Dakota has always had restrictive abortion laws, June marked the first time the procedure was almost entirely banned.

I have a lot of mixed feelings: rage, fear, disappointment,” McKee-Hemenway says. “Most of all, though, I have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that this is the United States now …. It’s a really scary time to live here.”
(Well, that is one thing I can agree with…I don’t even recognize our USA anymore.  I have been living here for a lot longer than these young people.  I was among the lucky ones who got to grow up in the USA at it’s best.  Before ROE vs WADE. It was a completely different world than we see now. These young people have grown up with the media telling them that vengence is sweet and that they are the captain’s of their own lives.  They have been told that they can have EVERYTHING and ANYTHING their little hearts desire and that NO ONE has a RIGHT to TELL THEM WHAT TO DO.  INSANITY!)

Abortion access is ‘dominating’ the college search conversation

Some college counselors are seeing a growing number of high school students factor state laws into their college decisions amid heightened concern from them and their families about the landscape of abortion in college towns throughout the U.S.
(Well, where else is sexual promiscuity more rampant than on the college campus.  Young people out on their own for the first time.  Free from accountability and oversight.  Living in a artificial environment surrounded by others in their same situation, in close proximity to the opposite sex with the screams for sexual freedom and acceptance of deviance ringing all around them. An environment where GOD is not welcome and Communism is the preferred political view.)

Kathleen Moore, the founder of Vox Cambridge College Consulting LLC, says one of her advisees, a soccer player, recently turned down an athletic scholarship to attend a competitive school in South Carolina, citing legislators’ attempts to pass more restrictive abortion laws in the state.
(Well, that is their choice, fortunately for them, there is still choice in the USA.  If someone doesn’t like the way things are you are free to move.  Find a state that suits you better. or even leave the USA.  Nothing will hinder you.  Certainly, it would have no negative impact here.  We have an overpopulation problem anyway.  I know I would not hold you back.)

He told me he wouldn’t consider going to school there on ethical grounds,” Moore tells CNBC Make It. “It’s not a decision students are taking lightly.”
(Well, once again, that is an individual choice.  Murdering babies is TOTALLY AGAINST MY ETHICS, which come from the CREATOR OF ALL THINGS.  In this USA you are free to believe as you choose.  If you don’t like the rules at the school or in the state…You can feel free to leave.  Or, even to stay and seek change.  You should not expect your personal choice to have any great impact on the rest of us.)

Lexi McKee-Hemenway and Kyshea Koehler at an event hosted by USD Students for Reproductive Rights.

Lexi McKee-Hemenway and Kyshea Koehler at an event hosted by USD Students for Reproductive Rights.© Provided by CNBC

Moore has been helping students navigate the college admissions process for eight years. Prior to the court’s ruling in June, she says students and their families “rarely” wanted to discuss what a school’s stance was on reproductive rights was, or abortion access in the state.
(Well, as an “intelligent” person that should be no big surprise to her.  After all, ABORTION is a major issue.  A topic that provokes strong response on both sides.  Is she saying she is surprised?  Or is she trying to say that we should take notice that there is an effect on admissions?  The Universities might be concerned.  It could impact them financially.  What a shame.)

Now, however, “it’s dominating the conversation,” Moore says.

“They want to know what the law is in the states they are applying, what statements, if any, school leaders have made on reproductive rights, and how accessible reproductive health care is near campus,” she says. “These are all questions hardly anyone asked me before the overturn of Roe …. It’s a huge change.”
(PRAISE GOD!!  I am so thankful for the change.  It is encouraging to me to see that MURDERING BABIES is finally again considered a CRIME.  Or, at least it has been made illegal.  For 50 YEARS, we have been living under the HORRIBLE STAIN of ABORTION.  The blood of millions of innocent children is on our heads.  The STENCH has reached Heaven and GOD in his MERCY has brought it to an end. PRAISE HIS NAME FOREVER!)

‘The minute Roe was overturned, I felt like I became a second-class citizen’

Sam Goldstein had always dreamed of having a “traditional college experience,” the kind that she saw on her favorite TV shows growing up: attending a big university with a sprawling campus, football games in the fall and parties in beer-soaked basements.

She fell in love with the University of Wisconsin-Madison during her first visit to campus, and started school there in 2019 as a political science major.

Goldstein, now a senior, had planned on remaining in Wisconsin after graduation to pursue a master’s degree in public policy before Roe was overturned.

In June, when a near-total abortion ban from the 1800s when into effect in Wisconsin after the court’s ruling, those plans “went out the window,” Goldstein says.

The 21-year-old was in Wisconsin governor Tony Evers’ office, where she was completing a summer internship, when the news broke. “I was in shock at first,” Goldstein recalls. “I turned to my friend and I was like, ‘Is this a joke?'”

In the weeks following Roe’s demise, Goldstein says she often walked past throngs of protestors both in support of and against abortion outside of the state capitol building, while inside, the phones were ringing “off the hook” with calls from constituents who had an opinion on the ruling.

Harvard University freshmen rally in Harvard Yard on May 4, 2022 to defend abortion rights.

Harvard University freshmen rally in Harvard Yard on May 4, 2022 to defend abortion rights.© Provided by CNBC

Goldstein decided that she couldn’t remain in Wisconsin for another two years to complete her master’s degree. Now, she’s planning on moving to Washington D.C. after graduation and applying for programs there.

“I’m a full-blown Wisconsin resident — I pay taxes, I vote here, I work here and I love my school,” she says. “But the minute Roe was overturned, I felt like I became a second-class citizen overnight …. I cannot stay here.”
(So melodramatic.  IS she SERIOUS?  I am sorry, this to me is instability.  She can only a stay in a place where her opinions reign?  ABORTION affects her life so much that she cannot maintain her everyday activities unless it is an available option?  WHAT??  Does she think or does the writer of this article think that we should be impacted by her decision or her emotional reaction to the “demise” of ROE vs Wade? Get real!!)

‘Do I even want to stay in the U.S.?’

Sydney Burton has spent many afternoons daydreaming about what life after college would look like while walking around the University of Georgia’s campus: She’d find a creative job in Atlanta that she loved, rent an apartment close to downtown and see her mom on the weekends.

Then, the Dobbs decision happened — and Georgia reinstated its ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy in July.

Burton, a senior studying art and advertising, says the news has “completely derailed” her plans to stay in the South after college.

You could feel everyone’s panic the day Roe was overturned,” the 21-year-old says. “It made me question everything, like, Do I want to continue to build my life in Georgia? Do I even want to stay in the U.S.?”

Having “full autonomy” to make decisions about her body is non-negotiable for her, Burton says. And that’s “impossible to achieve” with Georgia’s restrictive abortion laws in place.
(Please, full autonomy, yes, YOU CAN CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT TO HAVE SEX KNOWING THAT IF YOU HAVE SEX A BABY IS A VERY LIKELY OUTCOME.  IF YOU DO NOT WANT A BABY, DO NOT HAVE SEX!  SEX is an ADULT activity, that used to be confined to wedlock.  With the “Sexual Revolution” young people see sexual activity as a RIGHT!!  Sexual activity comes with responsibility.  ADULTS know that if they have sex, a baby could very likely be the outcome.  BRINGING a baby into the world is the greatest RESPONSIBLITY.  A life, is a gift from GOD.  That infant you carry, is a living, breathing soul.  Babies are born totally dependent on their parents.  That is a sacred trust between you and GOD. You are ever responsible for how you treat that child for the rest of your life. NOT something you should take on without serious contemplation.  Sex is not entertainment!)

“It’s an incredibly tough decision to make,” Burton says of figuring out where she will live and work in a couple of months. “On the one hand, I am really close with my family, and they are all in Georgia. But on the other hand, what would happen if I needed an abortion and I couldn’t get one?”
(SO, the RIGHT TO MURDER HER INFANT, if she should get pregnant, outweighs EVERYTHING ELSE IN HER LIFE??  GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY? What is her moral standard/compass?  Does she have one?  I think the reason that GOD has turned the tables is to give this generation the chance to really examine their beliefs and MAKE A REAL CHOICE.  One that will have ETERNAL IMPLICATIONS.  Think carefully young people, we are very close to going home time. The END is near and time is running out.  You don’t have the luxury of later.  TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED.)

She continues: “It’s a really weird, scary concept to even think about …. Not having access to reproductive health care, and being able to make that choice yourself, has the potential to derail your whole life.”
(These young people have no idea what life is all about.  Billions of people across the Earth have no health coverage at all.  They live the way the were created.  They face much tougher situations EVERYDAY, than unwanted pregnancy. These people act like there is no way to deal with a surprise or undesired pregnancy.  GOD LORD!  Even if it cost you your job, or your parents approval…those are not life threatening or impossible to overcome.  You can get another job, if your parents reject you, that is on their heads.  You can survive.  That baby only has YOU. That innocent child that is here because of your choices, is at your mercy.  You can make a better choice than MURDER.  There are millions of people hoping to get a baby.  There are places you can go where they will help you through your pregnancy and even help you get situated if you decide to keep your baby.  A baby is a blessing.  You will never know a sweeter joy that the love of a parent for their child. Where you go to school or if you go to school, where you live, where you work are all minor factors compared to what you will experience based on what you decide to do about the pregnancy you seem to view as a curse. )

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