In 1916 overpopulation was a growing issue. Many children were coming into the world unintentionally and unwanted. Margaret Sanger believed that all women should have the ability to choose if and when they wanted to become mothers by giving them access to birth control. Sanger’s family had 11 children and she worked as a nurse. Sanger worked in New York City slums with poor families and mothers constantly giving birth to unwanted children.
In 1960, the first birth control pill was put on the market. This was the first time a woman’s reproductive health was in her own control. Ever since the 1900’s women have been fighting for the right to their own reproductive rights (“The Fight for Reproductive Rights”). With the upcoming presidential election the right to obtain birth control and other contraceptives for women could be jeopardized, and taken out of the control of the woman. Thus, the history of birth control, the statistics of how it affects today’s society, why women should have the ability to obtain it easily, and how if outlawed it would not only hurt women, but also the economy are all important topics in the women’s rights movement and very relevant in modern day society.
The prenatal diagnostics and prenatal screening being routine procedures should be considered as advantage of modern medicine. It helps to reveal wide spectrum of fetus abnormal conditions, but not only congenital defects and malformations. Early detection of many of them could help to perform surgical correction and necessary management as soon as possible in order to save newborns’ lives. On the other hand, this method is widely discussed and it has many opponents, and in some countries prenatal diagnostic procedures is not considered now as a screening method. Main ethical issues are terminations of pregnancies in case of malformations, which may be supposed as eugenical abortion, inform consent and problem of decision-making process.
Birth control pills are pills that have to be taken daily in order to prevent pregnancy. The pills are a form of oral contraception. Once again, birth control pills work by releasing hormones (progestin and estrogen) into the body that prevent the ovaries from releasing ova (eggs) and thickening cervical mucus to prevent sperm from passing. Birth control pills are very effective if they are taken correctly and on the right time each day. Less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they take the pill correctly.
In the 1950’s, the first birth control pill was created by Margaret Sanger as an attempt to combat unsafe forms of abortion. Unfortunately, with the creation of proper birth control came the creation of the stigma around its use. This stigma is ending the lives of women all around the world. When women are shamed out of getting help, there is the possibility they will attempt to help themselves
There will most likely always be two sides to the argument on whether woman should be allowed to have an abortion. Roe v. Wade was the ultimate deciding factor that helped the United States Supreme Court make abortions legal all the way until the later stages of pregnancy. According to Project Muse “Roe’s impact has also extended beyond the United States. Although the international movement for abortion law reform began years before Roe, and some countries, such as Japan, the Soviet Union, and Britain, have had legalized abortion since the 1950s, Roe both informed and was informed by a larger global movement to recognize women’s reproductive freedom and equality” (Chen 73). The 14th amendment is the "Reconstruction Amendment," it prevents any state to deny all people their rights to "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or as well as to "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Women were only permitted to have abortions if their life or health was in jeopardy. Connecticut's law on abortion served as a precedent for other states to follow. By 1965, all 50 states had laws that considered abortion a criminal offense (“Abortion” 3). However, women still sought out illegal abortions, which were extremely dangerous.
Out of all pregnancies 4 in 10 babies are aborted. There are roughly 57 million unborn children that are killed in the U.S. alone. That is about 155 babies per hour and around 1 every 24 seconds. Some may disagree, but abortion is wrong for these reasons it is murder and murder is illegal, years after the abortion they will regret having the abortion and the woman may end up psychologically harmed.
People claim that suffering through a pregnancy, giving birth, and raising the unwanted child is the responsible thing to do if one gets pregnant. However, some would find that the more responsible solution is getting an abortion. Not everyone has access to contraception, or has been educated on how to use it. More work should be done to educate people on and create more access to contraception rather than punishing those who were not taught. “What if the fetus grows up to cure cancer?” is a common question posed by the opposite side of the argument.
Morning-After Pill A Boon for Women” is a article written by Deborah Nucatola she is a physician and director of medical services for planned parenthood federation of America. This article was writing to let the public know that The Morning after will be an over the counter meaning that this pill is available to anyone “No Matter How Old You Are” but many mainly parents don 't agree, they believe that this pill does more harm than good and outs their teen lives in danger. Some believe that this pill in an “abortion pill”. Emergency contraception is a pill that prevents pregnancy up to five days after having unprotected sex. Many don 't know that after having sex a woman doesn 't get automatic become pregnant, this is why it is possible to
Sanger opened the first birth control clinic but it only stayed open for nine days. She then was arrested along with her sister and staff. The were charged with breaking the Comstock Law that made it illegal to sell or distribute materials used for Abortion.
Babies Born Addicted to Illegal Drugs Mothers who use illegal drugs while pregnant increase the risk of the baby being born having health issues. Babies who are born addicted to drugs usually suffer from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Babies that are born to mothers addicted to drugs do not have the choice to be clean. Mothers need to think about their unborn child, instead of being selfish and only thinking of themselves and their next “high.” Addiction is a powerful disease that affects one in every ten people in the United States.
It is also less expensive than birth control pills (WebMD). And of the most complaints of the shot is that women are scared of needles or the feared weight gain. The next birth control is another that does require much constant attention, if any at all for a couple of
Controversy of Birth Control Being Sold Over-The-Counter Birth control is a contraceptive used to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Birth control comes in many forms; typically as a pill but there are other alternatives such as: a monthly shot, a ring, IUDs and many more. In America, there are people who question whether or not birth control should be sold over the counter. Although this is a controversy in the United States, it is common practice in other countries around the world.