Texas Women’s Health Program

1433 WordsJul 15, 20186 Pages
The Texas Women’s Health Program has start off on a foot of controversial opinions, personal ideals, and questionable authority, and with these comes thousands of critiques, arguments, and overall complaints for the program as a whole. The two prominent sides to this story, those who are for the bill and those who are not, both have their own motives and reasons for their beliefs, and I am not different. Biases exist in any opinion, and they become more evident in accordance to how controversial that opinion is, yet I will try my best to break down arguments to their core evidence to best formulate and improve my own opinion. On the side of those who not only advocate the bill but created it there is a very complicated idealism rooted in…show more content…
This tiered system sets up privileges that are difficult, if not impossible, to break out of. “Even before the cuts less than 20% of women in need… were served… out of the 1.7 million women in need” (Stevenson, 2014). A legislation that was created to benefit and, as the advocates for the bill have said before, create the ideal world without abortion has succeed in undermining the health and safety of the individuals within the state. The benefits of this bill help little to no one as people are forced to conform based around moral ideals. Now here is where the issue becomes convoluted, because it surprisingly needs to be argued that the entire backbone to the abortion debate is grounded in moral high ground authority. Rick Perry claims that “a baby can feel the pain of being killed” and that “we [the state] have an obligation to end that type of cruelty,” (Smith, 2013) yet there is little to no evidence that a fetus can feel pain inside the womb as it lacks the developed nervous system to feel anything. Basic reflexes are available to be seen but where this ‘pain’ comes in has no scientific evidence, and to base an entire law over the concept of pain and morality rather than actual irrefutable evidence is a stance best kept in ancient times that lacked modern science. This moral connection to human life and innocence of children can be seen further connected in Texas’ new sonogram law, which “requires that a woman seeking an
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