Women's Rights Debate

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Everyday men and women debate over controversial topics like; medically assisted suicide, the death penalty, gun control laws, or even where to eat dinner. These topics are ones that once your personal opinion is set it is hard to change, just like abortion laws. Being pro-life or pro-choice is an opinion that some may not understand or respect. But how they came about doesn’t change and who made these amendments still stands. No matter your stance, no matter your gender, the majority of society can agree that a person has a right to their own opinion, to their own thoughts, and to their own body. You can pierce your own body, you can tattoo your own body, but it is not unanimous that every women has a right to her own body when it comes to …show more content…
Keeping track of the constant change is harder said than done. The majority of the time you know what candidate supports your views and who doesn’t, but it is still always important to watch as amendments evolve and where the country takes this touchy subject. The debate on how this definition came about started in 1830 when the state of New York was the first state to outlaw abortion to save a woman 's life. Another generation rose up and took control and once again shifted the state of abortion laws. The American Law Institute in 1959 proposes a law that once again changes the 1830 law in New York. The law always women with medical issues weather being mental or physical, women who have been raped, or women who know their child with be born with a deformity all receive an abortion. A short eight years later, more states like Colorado, California, Oregon, and North Carolina followed in the footsteps of New York and also changed their laws and allowed for abortions to women that have been raped, have medical conditions, or the fetus has deformities. Also, in that year, the first statewide right to life organization was founded in the country by the Virginia Society for Human life. This shows one of the first clear divides in the United State on the stance of abortion. In 1971 the first supreme court case was hold and it resulted in similar outcome of the laws, allowing for abortions only if medical conditions of the mother are present, rape …show more content…
To quote from their website about who they are and their mission; “Planned Parenthood is America 's most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled healthcare professionals are dedicated to offering all people high- quality, affordable medical care. One in five American women have chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life. The heart of Planned Parenthood is in the local community…These health centers provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care -- and the majority is preventive, primary care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers...Planned Parenthood is a respected leader in educating Americans about reproductive and sexual health...Planned Parenthood affiliates provide educational programs and outreach to 1.5 million young people and adults every year.” (Planned Parenthood) After that quote straight from the source, it makes you wonder why anyone would feel the need to dispose of an organization that does so much not only for women but for the community. People are outraged that Planned Parenthood is a clinic that conducts abortions, but it seems that their mission is to decrease the rate of unplanned pregnancies in the United States among teens, young adults, and

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