For example, immigration reform has been being considered since past President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, as stated by The Washington Post (Nakamura, O’Keefe 4). In the past six years the progress in advancing immigration reform has been miniscule because the drastically different opinions on how severe the reform should be. Some people, mainly liberals, disagree wholly with immigration reform because it contradicts the American ideal of all people, no matter their race, religion or gender, being welcome in the country, as well as, the distinction between refugees and immigrants. Others believe that, to continue to prosper, America can only solve American problems and to take on the responsibility of more people is detrimental to America’s wellbeing. And despite immigration being considered a “national crisis”, the Senate still, through a vote, prevented the progress of a bill that
This is strictly why the Electoral College should be taken off the amendments and if not abolished. The Electoral College has failed three times in history, and the loser ended up winning because of state votes and not popularity votes. If we get rid of the Electoral College we will be able to vote directly, and citizens votes will be equal without having to worry about candidates cheating any kind of system for personal gain. Getting rid of the twelfth amendment will solve this issue like I have stated above, If we do not act; candidates will keep on deceiving the system. We’ve been trying to get rid of the Electoral College for the past couple years now, but we as the people have failed to act and therefore they will put it to the side and say “Don't worry, we will get to it”.
That is to say, in the political context, the president warned of the “race between food and population growth.” In his Malthusian perspective, there were more people giving birth than food production. Furthermore, the U.S. government also wanted to save tax money, and so they resorted to Biopolitics. In the racial context, the Latinos were thought to be bearing too many children. Because they were sterilized due their racial and economic status, the Latino Women suffered the result of Eugenic science. The context differed for the Puerto Rican Women in La Operacion.
Many of the opponents of Obamacare completely overlook how beneficial it is for women. Pre-existing conditions like C-sections, insurance plans with maternity services and the equality of insurance costs for men and women are all included in Obamacare. However, before Obamacare was executed, women’s costs for health insurance could be 1.5 times that of men, according to Wharton. Obamacare prohibited this immoral discrimination in 2014. If Obamacare were to be revoked, women would suffer much higher rates of insurance due to this unethical presumption that they are more “expensive”.
On Wednesday September 30th the House of Representatives passed a temporary spending bill. President Obama has signed that bill to avoid a government shutdown over the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood to cut spending. Planned Parenthood is the nations largest abortion provider, which is the reason why Republicans want to defund it, along with a recent video leak by anti- abortionist republicans of officials apart of Planned Parenthood discussing the illegal sale of fetal tissue. The video was said to be edited and the group denied any illegal activity. Planned Parenthood receives about twelve percent of its $528.4 million dollars from the government through grants and reimbursements from a law called Title X.
President Obama’s immigration reform bill would keep five million illegal immigrants from being deported, but Republicans are saying the Obama Administration tried to bypass Congress in trying to change the immigration policies. The executive order from Obama will go to the Supreme Court for a ruling. If it passed, this immigration order would allow undocumented parents of children born in the US, who are US citizens, to get work permits and stay in the country as long as they do not commit any crimes. Immigration advocates feel this is the humane thing to do. (Bredemeier) Our country was built on contributions from generations of immigrants.
This culture intertwines with the social development of this country as people are choosing to follow their own choices. Today, many parents reject vaccines as they are concerned that vaccines can cause autism, a belief that originated with a now-discredited 1998 study. In 2010, a study found that “Nearly 40% of parents of toddlers have skipped or delayed a childhood vaccination”(Breslow). The percentage of these anti-vaccinators were raised due to the promotion of this rejected study. California is the top of these measles cases as it is “one of 20 states that allow parents to skip vaccination based on their personal, philosophical belief”(Harris, Popovich, and Powell).
Again many of the patients and democrats are scared that many people would lose the health care they receive if Planned Parenthood is defunded again not thinking about the abortion allegations. With the defunding of Planned Parenthood the government is able to save money. Steven Ertelt wrote in his article that a congressional report shows that defunding Planned Parenthood clinics for 1 year can save the federal government $235 million (Ertelt). The defunding of Planned Parenthood would be beneficial in general to the government because they are able to save millions of dollar within one year. Even though it is believed that it would cost money to defund Planned Parenthood there is a report showing how much can be saved easily by even defunding for one
According to business insider, fifty five percent of republicans oppose it, as compared to the sixty six percent of democrats who want it legalized. Many republicans oppose it because they are afraid that kids will have easier access to drugs, and then will use marijuana as a “gateway drug” to other harder drugs. Democrats support the legalization because when states legalize it, it gives the states more
According to the WHO, there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions every year around the globe. The dictionary definition for abortion is ‘the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy’, and people usually very absolutist about their stances regarding this topic. The two sides of the argument are those who are pro-choice or pro-life. The pro-choice side argue that it is the free will of the parent/s to decide on how to handle the pregnancy as unplanned pregnancies could mean a detrimental life for both the parent/s and the baby as the parent/s may not have the resources to support and take care of the baby, or are not ready for such big change and responsibility. On the other hand, the pro-life side argue that life begins at conception
Today more than four million American individuals rely on Title X and its services. Without Title X, over four million individuals will lost the affordable preventive health care they have. Doing away with Title X is also doing away with women 's rights, and a woman 's control over her own body. I know that many of you believe that doing away with federal funding for Planned Parenthood is for the best, but in actual reality it is probably one of the worst things you could do. Doing away with Title X would lead to more unintended pregnancies because women 's access to affordable birth control would be cut off.