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
Illegalizing abortion increases teenage pregnancy. And when women undergo an illegal abortion they place themselves in death or permanent health defects dependency and poverty. Even when precautions are taken, accidents can occur, and they happen. For families,
A woman is usually pregnant for about nine months and the phycological effect it can have on a woman carry her rapist child can be a hardship nobody should be forced to bear. 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).
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. As the Women’s Rights Movement gained traction in the 1960’s, feminists began lobbying for abortion
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. The first reason why it is wrong is it is murder because you are killing a living human maybe its not born yet but it is still alive.
Another common philosophy is that pregnancy is a consequence of not using contraception during sex. 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.