These kinds of abortions led to some complications. She believed that the only way to legalize birth control was to break the law (The Pill). After witnessing the pain that the women went through, Sanger stated in her interview with Mike Wallace, while she was working as a nurse in New York City, she was asked by many to come up with some kind of contraceptive to prevent them from getting pregnant. In 1916, she opened up the first birth control clinic illegally in the United States and was arrested eight times. (Soriano).
Her mission therefore is to propagate religion which as a mother she does proficiently. However even religion could not elevate a woman’s status or save her from inferiority. The mother is considered inferior to the father, to an extent that in some countries. She is even denied some countries. She is even denied the custody of her child after divorce.
They suffered from the beginning of the 20th century; as they did not have the chance to voice their thought and opinion in their crucial life matter such as education, work occupation and political matters. They were derived from their basic needs. However, this did not last in Latin America due to the women suffrage movement in Europe and the United States that influenced the women in Latin America to get their rights. Women were slowly given their rights. . Even after half way of the 20th century, they still continued to fight for their rights.
With that argument, how come women can't breastfeed with her body to care for her children? How come women are okay to sell their bodies and sometimes become too extreme for the public to see, but one cannot breastfeed for the welfare of her baby she loves and cares for? I would like to point out that all men and women are important but this issue is certainly taking the rights of women and mothers who gave birth to us and raised us at least some time in our lives. We need to help them be recognized again until they are not hurt or discriminated just because they don't fit to what ignorant or desirous young or old, and immature people stop having to spit out what they think to the woman who may be going through some hardship after giving birth. It is likely that women get depression after pregnancy and birth, it is common.
It is said that, “Labor pain is one of the most severe pains which has ever evaluated and its fear is one of the reasons women wouldn’t go for natural delivery”(US Nat’l Library of Medicine, 1). There would be no medicine available for the mother to assist her at the house. Some women can handle pain, but for others it can cause severe problems. If the mother can’t handle the pain during childbirth, it may cause fatigue and may put too much stress on the body.
ABORTION Abortion is a miscarriage in other words termination of a pregnancy. Through history there has been many controversy over abortion. All over the world women are having abortions therefore there is no right answer to abortion. It 's a topic that no one will ever agree on it’s an ethical dilemma. There is pro life and pro choice over many years this has made a major impact on society and on women rights.
The early twentieth century was a turning point in American history-especially in regards to the acquisition of women 's rights. While the era was considered to be prosperous and later thought to be a happy-go-lucky time, in actuality, it was a time of grave social conflict and human suffering (Parish, 110). Among those who endured much suffering were women. As Margaret Sanger found out, women, especially those who were poor, had no choice regarding pregnancy. The only way not to get pregnant was by not having sex- a choice that was almost always the husband 's. This was even more true in the case of lower-class men for whom, 'sex was the poor man 's only luxury ' (Douglas, 31).
Thinking of the women like Sarah who did not bear any child until the birth of Issac, it appears that the use of medicine was not in action in that period. It was God’s grace and power making things impossible. However, in the world of medicine, when there are certain circumstances and a crucial decision has to be made, people like Aristotle and Plato recommend abortion. In a contemporary society, abortions are part of one’s life, whether as a single parent or a couple that is unmarried and lives
If so, it leads to what's call P.A.S.S Post Abortion Stress Syndrome. According to www.afterabortion.com why abortion in America has become a social problem “P.A.S.S. Is a type of Post traumatic stress disorder which develops when a woman is unable to work through her emotional responses resulting from the trauma of an abortion. Abortion has turned into something that women are being coerced into from boyfriends/husbands unwilling to be fathers, out of fear of the financial pressure, out of panic from losing their jobs, out of panic from having to quit school, or become homeless, or out of fear of their parents kicking them out into the street.an abortion. P.A.S.S. can have many serious side effects, ranging from depression to eating disorders, to as severe as suicide. There are women who abort and do so completely of their own free will.
Atwood reveals this when Offred is at the gynecologist and he offers to impregnate her, then she remembers her husband Luke and says no (61). Morals and values help you know what is right and wrong, which helps build character. Remembering the values you were taught as a child will help you make better decisions as an adult because those morals have been instilled in you for your whole life. For example, if you are raised with the moral of being honest and telling the truth, then that will benefit your life because people will respect you for being honest. Remembering your values is helpful in situations where good morals are needed, such as helping others, because when you help others, you also feel good.
It is important to realize that Sanger’s campaign for a women’s to choose birth control was at a time when women where not thought of as equals and contraception was considered to be obscene at the time. In fact, she provokes a hostile reaction among Christian leaders that considered her concepts for birth control to be offensive and evil to society. Her advocacy work drew controversy from political followers that criticized her association with science to be immoral for seeking to improve or change the human population. She was often criticized and associated which eugenics, the branch of science that believed in improving the human species through selective mating. However her goal was to allow women to have control over how many children
Griswold v. Connecticut was a case that was appealed to the Supreme Court by Estelle Griswold in 1965 in order to grant married women access to contraception such as condoms, diaphragms, and birth control pills. Throughout history the lack of control women had over their bodies was predominantly caused by the Comstock Law which was established on March 3, 1873. The lack of access to birth control led women to having unplanned pregnancy, as well as not being able to have an education because they had to be housewives. However, after the Griswold v. Connecticut case, women’s socio-economic status improved in the sense that they were allowed to get an education without restriction. Due
Up until the mid-20th Century, these interrogations would often be done on women’s death beds because women would not be given medical care until they gave up the information that authorities wanted (Fadiman 1992). Even after this practice ended, as late as the 1960’s, women who had serious injuries from their abortions often refused to tell hospital staff the real reason for their injuries out of fear that they would be turned in to the police (Fadiman 1992). Women were so disrespected by legal authorities that the state felt it to be justified that women who received abortions could face death for their actions if they did not give in to the power of their authority. The state harbored the power to force women to make the choice between stigmatization, consisting of the death of the self, and actual death. This power was used to scare women out of receiving abortions as well as scaring them out of receiving help if their abortions caused them harm.
In the early 1900s, women’s health was non-existent. It was not taught in school, it was never spoken about in the media, and many women themselves had no knowledge about reproductive health. During this time it was common to see women with ten, fifteen, even twenty pregnancies throughout their lives. Men and women both were often unaware on how to plan or prevent a pregnancy and birth control was pronounced illegal. Consequently, this was also a period of high childbirth mortality, as well as a time where many women were dying due to self-induced or “back-alley” abortions.
Sanger’s cause was just. Why should others make decisions for every individual? Women could make the decision to use birth control on their own. If one person disagrees with it they should not limit others. Sanger’s ideas for the use of birth control were definitely questionable.