Abortion: The Issues With Women's Reproductive Rights

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The fight over reproductive rights has been a struggle that women have dealt with for centuries. Women’s reproductive rights include but are not limited to the rights to unrestricted access to birth control and the right to abortions. The issue with women’s reproductive rights is that they are being threatened to be taken away. In a video produced by PBS Frontline, the problem concerning the restrictions on the rights of women’s reproduction, this video explains the many restrictions placed on abortion to “regulate” abortion; these regulations are allowed so long as they don’t place “undue burden” on women who want an abortion (Last Abortion Clinic 4). Due to abortions being a highly controversial topic, many restrictions have been placed on abortions since they became legal again. Since abortions were legalized in 1973, due to the Roe vs. Wade case, there have been hundreds of laws that restrict the access of abortions. In the recent years the pro-life movement has drastically altered the view on abortion in …show more content…
A woman needs to be in control of her own body; she shouldn’t have so many restrictions on it. If a woman can’t control her own body, then she has nothing left. Having an abortion doesn’t make them a bad human being, and whatever their reason may be, it shouldn’t have to be explained or justified. The point of women’s reproduction rights is to allow a woman to not only choose whether or not to have an abortion but to have access to it. In order to successfully solve the issues around women’s reproductive rights the people must understand that women’s reproductive rights aren’t for women to get more abortions but they are for women to gain the rights they are entitled to over their own bodies. When people begin to understand this then will the world be able to progress and finally women will be allowed to the reproductive rights they

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