The Texas anti-abortion law has taken the country’s attention by storm. It is an issue on many different woman’s minds, especially those who live in the state of Texas. The new laws are forcing many woman to have to cross state lines in order to receive an abortion and medical care. This includes woman who needs abortions due to preexisting medical conditions and those who are carrying fetuses which are diseased and are expected not to be born as healthy babies. The Texas Governor Rick Perry and Senator Ted Cruz are leading the fight for the abortion laws to become permanent, laws that are considered the strictest abortion laws that this country has ever seen.
Later that year, September 12, 2005, a Michigan U.S. District Court Judge strikes the abortion ban for the third time since 1996. These events continue to increase the abortion rate because the population continues to change their opinions on abortion. Now at a peak... ... middle of paper ... ...ic is strong in their beliefs then this matter will end if we work together to peacefully fight for what is right. Works Cited “Is Abortion Murder?” overpopulation.org.web. 9 March 2011.http://www.overpopulation.org/abortion.html.
The issue of abortion is notoriously controversial. Since the Supreme Court’s 1992 ruling in Casey v. Planned Parenthood, states have enacted different restrictions on the procedure. These restrictions vary from state to state. Nineteen states currently have laws prohibiting partial-birth abortion, and forty-one states strictly prohibit abortions except in cases of life-endangerment. One particularly incendiary area of abortion law is that of public funding.
Women’s rights concerning abortion were brought to the forefront during the court case of Roe vs. Wade in 1973. This court case gave women the right to abortion under the due process clause in the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution. (Jost, 5) It is this ruling that brought about the split and differences of opinion of the way abortion should be handled among the American population. Pro-Choice supporters are fighting to keep this in place, while Pro-Life supporters are desperately trying to overturn this ruling. The debate of abortion still holds strong today, between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, almost 40 years since the Supreme Court ruling.
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Roe and her attorneys asked the federal district court to declare that the Texas abortion statute violated her rights under the Constitution. They also asked the court t... ... middle of paper ... ...safely, to protect the women patients. He argued that there was no medical reason for prohibiting abortions in the early stages of pregnancy. Since the Roe decision the Supreme Court has heard more than a dozen cases involving attempts by the states or the national government to restrict abortion. In deciding these cases, the Court has modified its decision in Roe v. Wade by allowing states to regulate abortion in many additional ways.
Abortion, which is defined as a deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, is one of the most controversial issues in society. Many people believe that abortion is unethical and morally wrong, while others believe that it is a woman’s right to decide what to do with her body. According to www.census.gov, “the number of abortions performed annually in the U.S. has leveled off at 1.2 million a year” (1). This statistic supports how many women are choosing abortion. Although abortion is legal in the United States, many people continue to voice their opinions on how it is a human rights violation and should be illegal everywhere.
Even after the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade in 1973, Texas has found ways to implement very strict guidelines for abortion clinics and their patients. Senate Bill 5 was the predecessor of House Bill 2 that Senator Wendy Davis filibustered on June 23, 2013. Wendy Davis plays a huge role in the fight for women’s rights to abortion. In Wendy Davis’ book Forgotten to be Afraid, she reveals that she has had several abortions and it was not an easy thing to do. She also goes into detail on both of her terminations.
The topic of abortion is one of the most controversial issues in today’s society. Thousands of abortions take place every single day, and yet public opinion remains at a standstill as to whether or not abortion is ethical or not. According to a poll in 2013, fifty-four percent of the American public believes that the practice of abortion should be legal in all or most cases (“Public Opinion on Abortion”) Abortion has been defined as “the act of removing a human embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman prior to the completion of the full term of pregnancy”(Rich, Wagner, and Geraldine). There are very strong opinions for and against this issue, but no one can deny the vast gray area of abortion. A person’s stance on the situation is often determined by how he views the fetus: a part of the mother’s body or as a human being.
What is abortion? Abortion is clearly defined as the termination of a human pregnancy. This procedure is most often performed within the first 28 weeks of the pregnancy cycle. Abortion can be looked at as wrong, morally and lawfully, in many perspectives of persons in today’s society. However, The abortion procedure is moral until proof shines through.