Should Abortion Be Legal? Essay

1954 Words Apr 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Recently, more states are attempting to pass stricter anti-abortion laws. Oklahoma Ninety-six percent of counties in Oklahoma do not have access to an abortion provider, and the state has not elected a pro-choice member of Congress in more than 14 years. Indiana is one of six states that banned abortions past 20 weeks in the pregnancy. South Carolina even has restrictions on how large the doors can be entering an abortion clinic (CBSNews). Women face a hard enough choice of whether or not they want to bring life into this world; they should not have to struggle to access safe abortions. Motivations can vary for a multitude of reasons such as unwanted pregnancy, financial burden, or simply poor timing. Despite all of these burdens women face when considering abortion, recently more and more people are starting to ask the question: what about the men involved in these abortions? Should they have a say in their partner 's decision? An abortion is ultimately a woman’s decision because it is her body, but recent research has tapped in on a woman’s decision influenced by her male partner’s involvement. In Wisconsin, a group of legislators are fighting for a bill that grants men new rights in the abortion process: "a man who impregnates a woman will be able to sue an abortion doctor for damages – "including damages for personal injury and emotional and psychological distress" – for performing or attempting to perform an abortion on that woman after 20 weeks of pregnancy"…

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