Abortion Vs Abortion

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Last August 15, Greg Abbott governor of Texas, signed House Bill 214 into law, banning Texas insurers from covering abortions in general plans, despite protests from pro-choice activists that the bill should exempt pregnancies from rape, incest, and fetuses with critical medical conditions. Governor Abbott expressed, “I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child.” Texas will now require women to buy additional insurance policies for abortion coverage. This decision generated all kinds of reactions among the Americans. Some of the Republicans members expressed their disagreement with the new ban. Rep. Chris Turner said, “Women don't plan to be raped. Parents don't plan for their children to be victims of incest," he said. "Asking a woman or a parent to foresee something like that and buy supplemental insurance to cover that horrific possibility is not only ridiculous, it is cruel" (US. News). The current conflict between pro-life and pro-choice movements intensified after 1973 when the United States Supreme Court decided that “a woman’s constitutional right to privacy precludes a state from prohibiting her from obtaining an abortion on demand during the first trimester of pregnancy” (Stewart et al. 263). The Supreme Court determined that fetal life was a viable human only after the first six months of pregnancy. From this event, the pro-choice activists have exposed different arguments

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