The Choice Of Contraception : The Fight And The Struggle Essay

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The Choice of Contraception: the Fight and the Struggle
Children are beautiful, precious creatures that can bring so much love and joy into your life. However, children can also bring a lot of stress and anxiety into your life as well. Regardless of the joy or the stress they may bring, there is one thing that is for sure, the moment you realize a baby is coming into your life; it will be changed forever. So should this life changing decision not be a choice you had the opportunity to make? Well before the 1960s it was illegal to prevent pregnancy using contraception or consolidate it after using abortion (Dodd 411). But, thanks to the early activism of from pioneering individual and support from every wave of feminism movement the choice of contraception is now a reality of millions of women all over the world.
"In 1892, a Canadian federal law was passed into the criminal code making it illegal sell or advertise birth control". ("History of Family Planning in Canada.") Section 179 of the 1892 Canadian Criminal Code states, "Everyone is guilty of an indictable offense and liable to two years imprisonment who knowingly, without lawful excuse of justification, offers to sell, advertises, publishes an advertisement of or has for sale or disposal of any medicine, drug or article intended or represented as a means of preventing conception." ("History of Family Planning in Canada.")
This law was instated despite the fact hundreds of women were risking their mental and physical…

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