Women have been fighting for their right to be free and equal human beings in the American society for quite some time now, starting with the Woman’s Suffrage Movement of 1848. When the movement ended, women of America could finally say that they were “born free and equal in dignity.” I believe that with this freedom, includes the right to access Planned Parenthood (and other related businesses), without question. In recent years, many Republicans have vigorously attempted to ban the funding for all Planned Parenthood clinics and facilities. Those leading the charge believe that $530 million annual dollars is too much money, and they believe that all of that money should not be in the support of women’s abortions. There has been extensive
Parents still are opposed to allowing their children to get vaccinated because of side effects. Doctors in many studies has proved them wrong due to their new and improved discoveries showing that every child should receive them in order to stay healthy. The Immunization Action Coalition states, “The development of vaccines continued at a fairly slow rate until the last several decades when new scientific discoveries and technologies led to rapid advances in virology, molecular biology, and vaccinology” ( ). Vaccinations fight against diseases in all ages from small infants to elderly people. Although, child vaccinations are a very controversial topic in today’s society; there is proof of it being beneficial, people still believe the side effects outweigh the
Should Breastfeeding Be Allowed in Public? “In a society that's riddled with contradictions about what is appropriate, it's not surprising that some women are unsure of how to handle certain aspects of their social lives as breastfeeding mothers.” Says Michaelene Gerster Trocola in La Leche League’s article Breastfeeding in Public. For many years, breastfeeding mothers in public have been a controversial topic. I believe there should be no question to whether or not nursing in public should be allowed as that is the mother’s right and it provides the child what they need to survive. Nursing provides many benefits to a baby’s health at birth, and in the long-run.
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.. She simply stated that more women get hurt and/or sick from abortions then from full-term pregnancies and advised against getting
But soon, younger women believed the goals of NOW did not represent their ideals of women’s rights. These young, radical women created a separate branch of the second wave of feminism known as the women’s liberation movement. The women of the liberation movement talked openly about taboo subjects such as sex and abortion. Gloria Steinem advocated for the inclusion of courses in Women’s Studies, sexism, and American law in universities (Steinem 541). Additionally, these women challenged the traditional roles portrayed by women and the standard of beauty.
Also this organization worked diligently with President Wilson to transcend a Constitutional Amendment of woman suffrage. The second organization was named the NWP, National Women’s Party which persuaded and worked with the president to also have Congress pass the Amendment of woman suffrage(Schneider 7). However, before this, the right to vote was not given to any women which pushed them to fight for their rights. This was first stated in the 15th amendment allowing everyone to vote besides women. This eventually caused the women to go crazy and start organizations to fight for them and the other women (Frost-Knappman
Although people with rigorous rules such as the ancient Greeks practiced the use of birth control and the invention of modern contraceptive methods---such as condoms, diaphragms, and douches---have been around since the early 1800’s, birth control still did not prevail in the twentieth century and was highly controversial. Margaret Sanger gave people a new and radical ideology stating how birth control helped women in many more ways than their sexuality. Sanger published many literature pieces about her opinions on options and freedom for women in society. Several other women and doctors acknowledged her argument by broadcasting it during the Progressive Era. When the 1920’s came around, women started to break free from their conservative
Ethical Dilemma: Birth Control for the Teenage Female Contraceptives have been around many years primarily to prevent pregnancy. Condoms, diaphragms, intrauterine devices are just a few methods of contraceptives, but the most known form for many females is an oral birth control pill. The use of birth control has always sparked controversy with different views and opinions from religious groups to an individual’s own personal beliefs. This paper will discuss the ethical dilemma linked with birth control and the adolescent female, ethical principles seen with birth control for the teenage female, and resources and procedures the nurse can use to assist with making an ethical decision. The ethical dilemma that arises between the teenage
Doctors also can tell the embryo 's sex at an early stage. Certain Countries do not let you know the sex of your child until birth because of the high rate of abortions of families who are unhappy with the gender. In the U.S. you can know the gender of your child as soon as
Imagine living in a world where proper sexual health care and education was unavailable. Imagine not being able to receive information about contraceptives or options for an unexpected pregnancy. Imagine the number of people with sexually transmitted diseases, exceeding the number of people who do not have them, because treatment for STD’s was unavailable. On average 2.7 million men and women visit Planned Parenthood each year, to receive health care, such as STD screening, numerous cancer screenings and various other programs that are available. Planned Parenthood among countless other HealthCare providers is one of the Nation’s leading providers of “high quality, affordable healthcare for women, men and young people, and also the largest provider of sex education”( Planned Parenthood at a glance).
With the introduction of birth control pills in 1960, women had to fight with the law for the decision to reproduce or not to reproduce. Women like Margaret Sanger would fight for women’s right to use the contraceptive, birth control. Women like Norma Leah McCorvey, also known as Jane Roe, in the famous Roe v Wade case in 1973 for the right to have an abortion. These are only two women out of many who paved the way for women to stand up for the right to make reproduction choices for their
Many of the risks include an increase of sexually transmitted disease. As noted by Birth Control News “…sexually transmitted disease screenings are not necessary to obtain a birth control prescription, the truth is that many doctors will not prescribe birth control if a woman has gone over a year without a pap smear.”(Dillon, 2012) Now, I know from reading this information that sexually transmitted disease screening are not required to receive a birth control prescription. But a physician will probably not prescribe a birth control prescription if test are not done in an annually check-up. So, doctors will most likely require test before giving a prescription. When test are being done the doctor can check to see if the patient has contracted any sexually transmitted diseases.
Morning-After Pill A Boon for Women” is a article written by Deborah Nucatola she is a physician and director of medical services for planned parenthood federation of America. This article was writing to let the public know that The Morning after will be an over the counter meaning that this pill is available to anyone “No Matter How Old You Are” but many mainly parents don 't agree, they believe that this pill does more harm than good and outs their teen lives in danger. Some believe that this pill in an “abortion pill”. Emergency contraception is a pill that prevents pregnancy up to five days after having unprotected sex. Many don 't know that after having sex a woman doesn 't get automatic become pregnant, this is why it is possible to
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
Sanger wanted women everywhere to refrain from the negativity that stemmed from abortions and unwanted pregnancies. As time passed woman everywhere won a huge victory in 1973 case of Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court adjudicated that the states had no jurisdiction to outlaw abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy (PBS.ORG). This new law brought a new wave of opposition to abortion and continues to cause differences of opinion among supporters of women’s rights and supporters of life. According to “What has been the Impact of Roe v. Wade”, four decades after the law was passed the issue of abortion remains contentious.