Every woman has the right to make any decision that involves her body. Our government has always respected the individual’s right to privacy. A woman’s reproductive system should not be regulated by the government. In the
The reproductive rights of women have always been a hotly debated topic between those who support a women’s right to an abortion and those who vehemently oppose it. The United States Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case Roe vs. Wade that it was legally a woman’s right to have an abortion in 1973, and clearly outlines that states “cannot pass laws that create an undue burden” for women who choose to exercise their rights and terminate their pregnancy. Since then, there have been consistent challenges from many states along with pro-life organizations all over the country to find ways to limit and to control the reproductive rights of women. In 1992, even though the ruling of Roe vs. Wade was confirmed in the case of Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, the Supreme Court also ruled that states can create regulations to limit abortions in order to protect the safety and health of the mother and the life of the unborn fetus. The outcome has resulted in several traditionally conservative states including Arkansas, Texas, North Dakota and Indiana passing laws that are cleverly disguised as rules to protect women, but ultimately makes it extremely difficult if not all together impossible for women to seek a legal abortion.
The ability for women from all walks of life to have access to affordable and safe healthcare including abortion is something I’m passionate about. It is appalling to me as both a woman and as a citizen of the United States that women have had their reproductive choices made for them or extremely limited by legislatures, especially when these decisions seem to come from a place of ignorance. It’s been incredibly disheartening to watch the reproductive rights of women within the United States be chipped away and restricted over the past decade by state and federal legislatures.
Reproductive freedom to me means being able to make decisions on your own that affect your body. Women should have the right to decide anything that has to do with her health care or their babies; the spouse, doctor, etc. should not influence it. Women have a voice in the world. Sexism and gender equality have a huge part in reproductive freedom because both voices should be heard. I think that sexism cold affect the sphere because men always want to have the last word and have there voices overpowered what the women says, even if it’s about her own body. Men make it seems as women have no control over anything and they should be the ones deciding everything.
According to the passage read, one valid argument in favor the use of PGS is that it can intentionally select the sex of an offspring to avoid any overpopulation and economic burdens in families who repeatedly reproduce for the desired gender for the offspring. One argument against the PGS is the idea that people are sexist, in that one gender (male) is superior to the other gender (female), and the idea that males are more “worthy” than females.
Women having been fighting for equal rights for many years. Because of our genitalia, we will be paid less, we will be judged more, and we will have to fight to protect our basic human rights. Most women are born with the amazing ability to carry life; this is a blessing and a curse. Because of this ability, some people believe that a woman’s body is not completely her own, but that the government has rights to that body as well. We have been fighting to control our own bodies for many years. All women must understand that fighting for our reproductive rights is not just a simple pro-life or pro-choice battle, but a complex fight to teach proper sex education, maintain women’s health facilities, and protect our essential human rights.
The topic of reproductive rights surrounding women in Texas has been a hot buttoned issue since the closing of many reproductive centers across the state. Recently damaging abortion restrictions were passed and therefor encroach on women’s reproductive rights even more by decreasing access to abortion care. Texas’ 84th Legislature, both passed HB 3994 as a law and had it Governor Abbott make it effective with his signature on July 8, or this year. This law complicates access to abortion services for mistreated and neglected minors and for those who do not possess specific identification cards in Texas.
In 1973, the US Supreme Court declared abortion a nationwide fundamental right through a trial called Roe vs. Wade and protected this right underneath the Fourteenth Amendment, more specifically, the right to privacy. A basic human right, especially one outlined by the Supreme Court, must never run at risk or threat chiefly because not everyone agrees with it. Under no circumstances should a pregnancy ever adjudge mandatory. Abortion is a Constitutional right and as a nation we must fight to give the right and freedom of safe abortions to women all around the nation, make birth control and sex education accessible to women, and raise awareness about the topic itself. (LawCornell)
Choosing life or death, a topic that hits home for many, what if you could control someone else’s fate? Abortion is a controversial topic that makes people question what if? Pro-life is a platform that terrifies or offends those who believe that someone else’s life is their playground of decision. I crave the sound of a baby's first breath, their warm chubby cheeks, and undeniable sweet giggles. The fatal choice of leading an unborn fetus to the light repulses me. I concur with the opinion that, you should have the choice: a choice to not get pregnant in the first place, to keep your baby, or give the baby up for adoption. I am very close with a family who is struggling with the road to parenthood. They struggle with infertility and would give anything to have a child.
I do believe that more women politicians would change the different views and struggles of reproductive rights. It may be hard for a man to understand how it feels to be a woman, a woman who is pregnant, or a woman who is pregnant and alone. If more women were in office I believe that they would be able to come with a different perspective when he came to these specific types of rights. Having fair reproductive rights do not affect everyone. A woman should be able to make the decision regarding her own body therefore, a man may not understand how or why a woman can come to their own personal decisions. Issues like this has been a deep divide by race, class, religion, and ethnicity. Today more than ever there are more feminist speaking up on
The most challenging social issue in America today is not just abortion, but a woman’s right to contraceptives and reproductive health. Generally abortion is an issue that has always been questioned but is an ambiguous subject, even though abortions have been allowed by the Supreme Court for almost five decades. The debate is where to draw the line for contraceptive availability, abortion laws, and healthcare. The argument ranges from; free contraceptives, full healthcare, and whenever the mother decides; to no contraceptives, paid-for healthcare, and none at all. Neither of these arguments can be supported and bring into question human morality,
In my research of the Center for Reproductive Rights it has become abundantly clear that women’s health and reproductive rights are linked to the overall social and economic well being of society. Large scale gender discrimination impedes a woman’s ability to be fully productive members of society and their stifles their contributions to the economy. Sharp, Register and Grimes point out that women often experience wage and occupational discrimination as demonstrated by a full-time working women earning, on average, 80 percent of what a man working full-time earns. (2013., p. 189) They go on to tie this discrimination to how women are socialized to pursue professions that are seen as more feminine and are linked to domestic activities as historically
Abortion has been one of the hottest topics concerning women’s health care and reproductive rights. Tune into any presidential debate and you’ll notice candidates spending as much time discussing the topic as immigration, foreign policy, climate change, and gun control. There are a lot of misconceptions about the pro-choice movement but it can be explained in very simple terms. Being pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion, it simply means accepting that women have the choice to choose what they do with their bodies, not the government or anyone else. I believe strongly in this issue and believe that we should look at our past and not go back to a time where women did not have the same rights as men over their bodies. We are trying to become equal, not return to an era of submission. No man or government should have the power to control a women’s body; every person has a right to his/her own body. Abortion should be kept an easy, accessible, safe, and legal option for all women regardless of beliefs. We should be taking strides forward toward equality, not steps back. In the mid-twentieth century, second wave feminists saw major struggles of women and sought to radically improve and change the security of women and reproductive rights. We have fought hard for many of the rights we have today, but everyday we are challenged by those who want to oppose and erase our efforts.
fetus. Analyses resolve that respecting autonomy of person and not to cause harm exceed any beneficence-based obligations to the fetus. Opposing support for protecting the fetus through forced cesarean delivery has received limited ethical endorsement.