Women Have A History Of Fighting For Their Rights

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Women have a history of fighting for their rights. Women reached a huge stepping-stone when they were granted the right to vote in August 26th in 1920, by the passing of the 19th Amendment. However, there are still many issues unsolved and unspoken by many, such as women’s health issues. If we go back in history, when Margaret Sanger did the “unspeakable” in 1916 and opened the first U.S. birth-control clinic in Brooklyn, New York and that moment became chaos. Despite her courage, she was arrested ten days later and her clinic was shut down. However, Margaret Sanger did not give up on what she believed was her rights and reopened the clinic in 1923 in New York City. This was the first time a woman set out to find “justice” in women’s health. Margaret Sanger took this further and founded the American Birth Control League, which later on in 1942, becomes into what we know it by today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approves birth control, for one of the methods women could use to avoid being/getting pregnant. Then in 1973, after the results of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, women were granted the right to safe and legal abortions. Afterwards, in 2006 the Supreme Court bans the “partial-birth” abortion procedure, stating by Justice Anthony Kennedy, “The act expresses respect for the dignity of human life”. Finally, on June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court overturns the Texas law on abortion clinics, stating that it was…
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