Who Really Decides Abortion

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Who Really Decides Abortion?
The advocates for legal abortion, or pro-choice believe women should have the right to abortion at any point during a pregnancy. On the other hand, those against pro-choice advocate that any abortion should be considered murder, and want to protect human life. The landmark Supreme Court case Roe v Wade (1973) allowed women the right to make their own personal medical decisions regarding abortion, and pro-choice women were then protected by a Constitutional Right to Privacy. In the next three decades, Supreme Court decisions began to limit the ability for young women, and especially low-income women of color to make the decision to end a pregnancy. The Supreme Court was also called upon repeatedly to decide whether
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The district court dismissed the three arguments provided by abortion providers, and further ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals stated that a substantial burden was not placed in the way of women who sought an abortion (Oyez 2016). Furthermore, the Supreme Court applied the substantial burden test, and brought up the question whether government interest actually promoted the health of women. The Supreme Court ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt (2016) concluded that although government interest condoned women from the practice of abortion, it brought to light that liberty does exist and outlawed some of the discriminative laws against women found in our current social contract. The conclusion also found that restrictions enacted in 2013, and 2014 should be invalidated upon application of the substantial burden test. The ruling was invalidated, because a mere number of 7 or 8 functionally operating abortion clinics were unable to uphold the demand of abortion in the state. The argument provided by Whole Woman’s Health spoke for all women and found a solution to the burden, requirements, and restrictions that state and Federal legislative…show more content…
We see this isn’t the case in real world applications, but it should not require government interest to be challenged at the highest level in order to outlaw discriminative laws and the lawmaking process. It comes as no surprise to anyone that abortion restrictions especially in the state of Texas were discriminative, and the acts of a few who challenged the discriminative lawmaking process takes more than courage. For example, the Supreme Court’s assumption that “Men acting as legislators, doctors, judges, or husbands must have a role in women's private decisions” (Daly). The bigger picture of this presumption should bring light to a question for legislative bodies who have the power to pass laws. Should legislative bodies be considered in contempt for crimes of discrimination for allowing such a burden towards women to exist. Restrictions passed went against the governmental structure of political culture laid before us by our Founding Fathers, and after 2 decades some of the previously listed restrictions to abortion have finally been

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