Essay on The Rights Movement Of The United States

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Faye Wattleton, the first African American, the youngest person and the first women to hold the position of President of Planned Parenthood since Margret Sanger once said “Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right.” (Faye Wattleton Biography). Wattleson was stressing the idea that what affects women also affects men, and by upholding a misogynistic thought pattern we are stunting all of society from growing and becoming better. Activists in the United States have been fighting for reproductive rights since the 1800’s and the struggles are seen more clearly today than every before. With laws being passed on the side of anti-abortionists and taxes being taken from women on necessary hygiene products, its clear that we still have a long way to go until the reproductive rights movement hangs up its coat.
The Reproductive Rights Movement in the Untied States of America emerged as an off-branch of the first wave of the Women’s Rights Movement in the early 19th century but has roots in the biblical times. One of the oldest recorded references to birth control comes from the Bible in the Book of Genesis where men are called upon to practice coitus interruptus, commonly known as the "withdrawal" method or what we would refer to colloquial today as “pulling out.” The next step towards…

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