Abortion And The First Trimester Of Pregnancy Essay

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According to PBS, in the 1960’s there was a sort of “sexual revolution” occurring during the explosion of feminism in the United States. Women began fighting for their rights, and to be held equal to men in the eyes of the government, with one important topic in mind: Abortion.
Fast forward to 1970; women have been fighting strict abortion laws for years now. Until 1973, the only way a women could get a safe and legal abortion was if she had a high risk of dying at childbirth. January of 1973 the Supreme Court released their decision to the controversial Roe v. Wade case, and they ruled that states were forbidden from outlawing or regulating any aspect of abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy (PBS).
Jump over 40 years to October 2015. According to Bustle, an online news source which covers many topics (woman’s rights being one of them), all 50 states have now put into motion 332 provisions toward restricting abortions services, and 53 of them have been approved so far.
Now the term “provision” might sound like an update, but don’t be fooled. Although it might seem that way, they are really flat out violations of basic rights. Why are we now trying to take away women’s rights that were established in 1973, in 2015? The government needs to abandon their war on abortion and let women keep their basic rights to control their body.
Abortion has been a touchy subject for years and still is to this day, but the fact of the matter is that no one should be able to tell…

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