After reading this article, I have a greater understanding of why people who support a woman’s right to have an abortion are frustrated. If a state decides abortion is legal, then they need to support that decision and allow for easy access to abortion clinics. If a state votes against abortion, women from that state who are unhappy should move to another, pro-abortion, state. However, all that aside, I think “War on Women” is an inaccurate term for this article.
Abortion Today, abortion is one of the biggest debate topics. Some argue that respect should be given to those who are unborn, and the other side argues that women should have a choice for their future. Some women choose abortion because they feel they should have control over their bodies, control over their future, and control over their finances. On the other hand, some people believe that abortion is wrong because of the potential risks, morality, and the rights of the unborn. Abortion does not have to be the answer to an unwanted pregnancy
The book was written for mothers who didn’t know how to talk to their daughters and for girls who didn’t know anything about sex and pregnancies. A quote from the book gives us insight into Margaret’s intentions, “To which I replied that my object in telling young girls the truth is for the definite purpose of preventing… sexual relations… without thinking and knowing (Sanger 9).” This book spoke about many topics; including, puberty, menstrual cycles, the physical and mental consequences and benefits of sex, STDs, pregnancy (how to know when you’re pregnant, how to take care of yourself during pregnancy, miscarriages), and the continence of men. She wished to educate and inform women on everything that their body goes through, and how to safely care for themselves in all types of situations. Today we link pro-choice and feminism as one, but Margaret was not an advocate for either..
Many women across the world debate whether using/taking birth control is right for them. Women can argue that birth control doesn 't do any good for them and that it is not effective at all. There are also women that can agree that birth control is very helpful and that it is useful for them when they need it the most. In the United States, almost 50% of all pregnancies are not planned every year. With those unwanted pregnancies about 32% end in abortion, and with the option of birth control many of those unwanted pregnancies can be prevented or it can may even be stopped.
pro-choice tends to disregard the fact that the wide majority of women who have terminated pregnancies do not, in reality, do so entirely by choice. Circumstances may put these women in a situation where abortion is the least self-destructive option accessible to them. “According to a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, 68% of women who have abortions in the United States say that they cannot afford to have children and 27% cite this as their primary reason for terminating the pregnancy. 20% cite health reasons. 38% are young women either hiding pregnancies from their parents, or ordered by their parents to terminate their pregnancies.”
Although many people are not happy with this decision, this is what the courts decided, so it is the reality of the situation. Due to factors such as cost, emotional consequences, and physical consequences, abortion should be the last case scenario. Following research, it can be concluded that adoption should be more readily available in America than abortion. “Adoption allows a birthparent to continue with her life, finish school and achieve other goals while knowing that her baby is being cared for. Adoptive children can grow up knowing they are in a stable home with a permanent family” (Brannagan n.p.).
Parental consent for abortion has been a widely debated topic ever since abortion was made legal over four decades ago. Parental consent should not be needed in order for a minor to receive an abortion. Putting up additional legal barriers to make abortion even more inaccessible just prompts these young women to seek out dangerous alternatives, such as self induced abortion. It has been medically proven that safe, legal abortion is much safer for most teen girls rather than childbirth. Overall, making abortion harder to access for women would force babies upon unprepared teens, possibly ruining their futures and perpetuating a cycle of poverty.
Abortion takes away unwanted pregnancies from women who would suffer otherwise from the stress and trauma of carrying a child for nine months. Pro- life supporters refuse to see a woman’s situation, reasons, and benefits for getting abortions before assuming cruel things about them. They are ignorant to the reason why many women choose to make the decision they do. Clearly, abortion should remain legal in America; it may seem immoral, but it is frequently the best decision for people put in that situation. Even so, a fetus cannot be compared to a living human being.
Abortion should be illegal after one month of being pregnant. The number one cause for people getting an abortion is because it isn’t the right time, that to me is stupid because they knew that there was a chance that getting pregnant could happen. If a girl got raped I understand her wanting to get an abortion, but as Frank Pavon said in his article, “Rape and Abortion”, “Will and abortion help her? First of all the abortion will not un-rape the woman. The tragedy has happened and nothing can change the past.
People decide to abort a lot of the times because they do not think things through and do not realize they could put their child up for adoption. One might never know how much joy another family that wanted or maybe needed a little peace of love might feel. By adoption you are preventing a death of an
Summary While anti-abortion legislatures have been passing ‘Women’s Right to Know’ policies for over two decades, a more recent trend has been to add a mandatory viewing of an ultrasound to the state-mandated informed consent procedure. Whereas abortion advocates argue that these laws are unethical and may cause psychological harm to a woman seeking an abortion, the anti-abortion activists stand behind these policies saying that viewing an ultrasound promotes a bond between mother and child and helps the woman to make a more informed decision. Evidence demonstrates that ultrasound viewing does not deter a woman from having an abortion, but may illicit a range of emotional responses, including some negative feelings.
Today in society there have been so many young women who have had unplanned pregnancies and have been undecided on what they are going to do with their babies. Apparently, most women plan on keeping their babies other on the other hand prefer to get an abortion. Today in society we have only have early abortions for women that are not close to having their babies and that they are still in their early trimester. Women who are in their late trimester are unlikely to get an early abortion because their babies have developing well in every trimesters . Also we have women who are already mothers go through these kinds of situations as well.
This is the key Supreme Court ruling I have selected to analyze. The law being challenged was about the decision by women to have abortion without the interference from politicians. The case was held on January 22, 1973 by the Supreme Court where it handed down its landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. The court recognized the constitutional rights to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decision. The government entity that was part of the case was the politicians (Joyce, 2013).
A pressing women’s right issue that has divided the nation for the last 40 years is Abortion. It’s a procedure in which a woman medically terminates her pregnancy, this option to terminate a pregnancy has come under great fire due to moral permissibility and ethical concern. The right to abortion was granted on a constitutional basis under the landmark decision by the supreme court case, “Roe Vs. Wade” but has been attacked and attempted to be dismantled by sweltering opposition by several special-interests groups.
This does not make sense, because the fetus does not have feelings or a life until they are outside the uterus. Society still insists that fetuses are superior to the mother, which is false. A bill has been revived that has banned abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy, and most of Americans support it ("House Republicans"). This bill is still in effect and should be taken into consideration based off of the improvements in women’s rights and abortions. Another point is late-term abortion specifically is wrong because the fetus is more developed at the twentieth week, which is defined as late-term, and can be identified in sex and if there are any complications; therefore personifying the once small fetus.