Roe V. Wade Pros And Cons

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Imagine you have to be scared about what's going to happen to your own body.This is what women feel now. In some states, women now have fewer rights to their reproductive health than in 1970. Roe V Wade was passed on January 22, 1973, giving women the right to an abortion. Recently Roe V Wade has been overturned giving the states all power over abortion rights and in turn reproductive rights. However, the design of women's reproductive rights should be up to the women, not the state they live in. A right-skewed design, the inaccessibility of abortions, and sexual assault are all reasons why women should get to decide. Overall this issue is not just a women's issue, it is a matter of human rights and how we as people should have a right to …show more content…

Wade has been overturned; however, when looking at amendment 14 section one, we can see how this may have some conflict with this amendment and section. We can also see how this design cloud has been right-skewed. For example, amendment 14 section 1 states “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” However, specifically, this part of the quote “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty.” This depicts how there may be some conflict in Roe v. Wade being overturned and the 14th amendment. As you can see, it states “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty,” meaning no state can deprive you of any of your freedom. If you were to take a look at Roe V Wade, and how now it’s been overturned it gives the states the right to legislate on abortion laws. This implies it can go against what was previously stated because no state can deprive you as a person of your freedom according to the 14th amendment, section 1. However, this can also show how even if there were loopholes giving states rights to legislate abortion laws, we can see how unethical this can be because of states having control of women's reproductive rights. In the U.S. there are about 160 million women and …show more content…

With this it can bring things like self abortions; also accident pregnancies. This can cause some to say this is all because of the women and men not using protection. According to Guttmaher “1.4% [women] reported ever attempting to end a pregnancy on their own. The majority of these individuals reported using drugs or substances other than misoprostol, and only 28% successfully ended the pregnancy.” This brings up a very important matter on who women are turning to things like drugs for a self-abortion. Specifically the part of “and only 28% successfully ended the pregnancy.” Implies that of the women who have tried only 28% were successful. Meaning the other percent of the women's substances did not work which can leave everlasting damage to your body. Secondly, this also shows us how they could have made ever-lasting damage to their bodies. That may need medical treatment later. To add, when Roe V Wade was overturned I saw a lot of people (women) posting about self abortions. Just seeing this, it has rendered many women now having self-abortions as an option. According to Rainn “Every 68 seconds another American is sexually assaulted.” and “1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted)” These statistics can convey that statistically one or more of

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