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Print In Aprilabortion was thrust onto the center stage of U. Supreme Court prepared to hear Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which threatened to severely restrict women access to abortion.
Abortion is such a controversial topic because some people think it is murder while others think it is a women’s right to do what she wants with her body. The right to abortion contributed significantly to the same phenomenon: it allowed women an unprecedented amount of control over their futures (which perhaps is part of the problem for abortion. Another Idaho state senator, Dan Foreman, shrieked, “abortion is murder” at a bunch of college students. Meanwhile a bill introduced in Ohio would charge women who receive abortions with murder.
In the lead-up to a mass protest planned for Washington, D. This article first appeared in the April issue of Socialist Worker. This is why socialists argue that all women deserve the right to control their own bodies, without interference from anyone. Today, however, the entire terrain of the abortion debate has been shifted.
Increasingly, abortion has been transformed from a right to a privilege, denied to ever greater numbers of women. Thirty-five states have laws requiring women under the age of 18 to notify or obtain the consent of a parent before they can have an abortion.
A Pennsylvania law now being reviewed by the Supreme Court requires married women to notify their husbands in order to get an abortion. This law also requires that women receive counseling on "alternatives" to abortion and then be required to wait 24 hours before they are allowed to have an abortion.
And Louisiana, Utah and Guam all have passed laws virtually banning abortion. Wade decision, which made abortion a legal right.
The legal obstacles that already exist affect millions of women across the U. It is legal now, but inaccessible to millions. The Freedom of Choice Act now before Congress should be viewed in this light--an important first step in restoring abortion rights in the U.
The Freedom of Choice Act would guarantee legal abortion at the national level, no matter what the Supreme Court decides. But until we win back those abortion rights that have already been lost, abortion will continue to be a privilege rather than a right, in the U.
Abortion is a class issue Whatever restrictions are placed upon legal abortion, all women do not suffer equally. Social class has always been the deciding factor in the right to choose an abortion. Wealthy women can always afford access to abortion, even if it once again becomes illegal.
In the century during which abortion was illegal, rich women could still obtain abortions because they had the money and the private physicians, which enabled them to travel or get around the law. Yet those women must desperately in need of the right to choose tend to be young and poor.
The single most common reason why women have an abortion is not being able to afford the cost of raising a child.
Poor and working-class women account for the vast majority of abortions. Race is also an important factor in the U.
Black women and other minority women are more than twice as likely as white women to seek abortions.
Similarly, when abortion is illegal or not funded, Black and other minority women suffer disproportionately. Beforewhen abortion was legalized in New York City, 80 percent of all women who died from botched illegal abortions were Black or Puerto Rican.
Since the mids, when attacks on abortion rights began in earnest, poor women have been the most frequent targets. In m Congress initiated the first attack on abortion, when it passed the Hyde Amendment, which eliminated federal abortion funding for women on Medicaid.
Barely a month later, a Medicaid recipient named Rosie Jimenez, a single mother of two, bled to death in her Texas home after obtaining an illegal abortion--the first victim of the funding cuts.
While the impact of the Hyde Amendment has never been accurately measured, it can be imagined: More recently, the Reagan administration instituted a law affecting Title X-funded family planning clinics, which service 4 million poor women across the U.Another Idaho state senator, Dan Foreman, shrieked, “abortion is murder” at a bunch of college students.
Meanwhile a bill introduced in Ohio would charge women who receive abortions with murder. Feb 24, · Often, when debating with an anti-abortionist, they’ll bring up murders of pregnant women and how a double-homicide charge proves that fetus’s have rights.
My response: No. I understand how this can be confusing to some, so let me explain why alleged murderers of pregnant women are charged with double homicide. Nov 01, · Increasingly, abortion has been transformed from a right to a privilege, denied to ever greater numbers of women. Thirty-seven states do not provide abortion funding for poor women's abortions.
Abortion-rights movements, also referred to as pro-choice movements, advocate for legal access to induced abortion services. The issue of induced abortion remains divisive in public life, with recurring arguments to liberalize .
|Blog Archive||I understand how this can be confusing to some, so let me explain why alleged murderers of pregnant women are charged with double homicide. I do not believe that a fetus is a person nor does it have rights.|
|Is abortion murder? | leslutinsduphoenix.com||Abortion, Womans Right or Murder? The first recorded evidence of an induced abortion occurred in Egypt in BC.|
|Abortion-rights movements - Wikipedia||Many years ago, I felt differently; in college I advocated the repeal of abortion laws, and supported my friends who traveled for out-of-state abortions. In those early days of feminism, women faced daunting obstacles.|
|Abortion: Every woman’s right | leslutinsduphoenix.com||Murder, or Medical Procedure? I recently penned an article discussing the Republican hypocrisy regarding keeping government out of people's private lives.|
|Upcoming Events||As humans, we must consider and accept that there are opposing belief systems - which will definitely result in different opinions concerning contentious and divisive issues such as abortion.|
Because very little of the broader anti-abortion view is politically convenient, you see anti-abortion groups falling back on the claim that fertilized .
The abortion debate seems like an unresolvable conflict of rights: the right of women to control their own bodies, the right of children to be born.
Can one both support women’s rights and oppose abortion? Truly supporting women’s rights must involve telling the truth about abortion and working for it to cease.