Abortion Vs Contraceptives

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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
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Studies done by Life News show that over 50% of women having abortions report using contraceptives, often reporting that they used more than one form, such as condoms and birth control.
Birth Control and Contraceptives can fail.
Saying that women who want abortions aren’t using contraceptives or aren’t educated in safe sex is no longer a valid argument in the debate of pro-choice vs. pro-life. Contraceptives can fail and mistakes can be made. In most scenarios in life, we have fail safes for when counter-measures fail. Yet when contraceptives fail and women are now faced with bringing another human being into this world, we want to take away their last resort. How can that all make sense?
A new overview of state policies released by Guttmacher Institute on October 1st shows that 43 states prohibit abortions past a certain point in the pregnancy. 43 of the 50 states have told women how long they have before they need to decide to bring a child into the world. Some of these states prohibit abortions after as little as 90 days. 90 days to decide your future, when most women don’t know they are pregnant until around 4-5 weeks. By the time women discover they are pregnant, a third of their time to decide has already been
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This shows how ridiculous our government has become. We allow over 90% of our nation to refuse medical service to women. I understand that some doctors/healthcare providers might disagree with abortions for ethical or religious reasons, but when they became doctors they took an oath. This oath reminds them that while serving other human beings, they must put aside their thoughts and feelings; yet 45 states allow doctors to violate this

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