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The Right to an Abortion in Crisis Essay

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For many years abortion has been the topic of controversy among the political, social and religious spectrum. Each holds individuals with dichotomous views on the legality of abortion. In recent times, the topic of abortion has returned to the courts to challenge political and religious opposing views. In this case, Texas has attempted to combine their religious perspective of abortion into the political sphere by demanding laws restricting abortion practices in clinics. On the other hand, liberal women and women’s rights groups are demanding the unconstitutionality of these restrictions. Therefore the restriction of women’s reproductive rights in laws that are being implemented in Texas should be rejected because of its potential threat…show more content…
The section of the law mandates that abortion doctors ought to have registration at a standing hospital in case of an emergency. However, organizations have filed suit against the enactment of the law before it came into action on October 29, 2013, including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union and clinic owners (“American Civil Liberties”). Based on Erik Eckholm’s New York Times article “Judge in Texas Partly Rejects Abortion Law,” once the law was taken into court, Judge Lee Yeakel of United States District Court in Austin, Texas blocked part of the law based on "the act's admitting-privileges provision is without a rational basis and places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus.” Although the majority of Texans stands against abortion they still ought to respect women’s reproductive rights.
Despite the fact that both parties hold opposing views both sides can hold a common ground. Everyone agrees that safer procedures are necessary. According to a Gallup poll geared towards finding the areas of consensus between pro-life and pro-choice, both sides agreed that “abortion should be legal when a woman's life or physical health is endangered by pregnancy and when pregnancy is caused by rape or incest” (Saad). Also both believe in the respect of
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