Abortion is a very serious situation, one out of four women goes through with an abortion; most of these women are under the age of eighteen. Most people believe abortion should stay legal, because they feel that abortion is helpful in their situations. But there is also a handful of people believe abortion should defiantly be illegal, because they feel that having an abortion is not a useful procedure. In most cases people would have to agree with the handful of people that are against abortion, unless in serious cases because abortion happens way too much. Another reason for abortion to be legal is if the mother had done drugs or drank lots of alcohol, while being pregnant.
“A prison is not supposed to turn you back out to society with more harm than when you came in,” said Deborah LaBelle, an Ann Arbor civil rights lawyer. Sending women into an atmosphere like this is a bad idea because many are wrongfully taken advantage of daily by prison guards. The security and regulations of women inmates are improperly enforced violating the rights of many individuals. A major issue with women inmates is that many women are mothers, enter prison while pregnant, or become impregnated as a result of being raped during their sentence. Male guards in prisons take advantage of their positions and the regulations, like frisking, to inappropriately touch the inmates.
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As a woman, the experience of pregnancy and preparing to bring a new life into this world is, in general, an incredibly exciting time, unless of course, you are one of thousands of women incarcerated in the United States, serving prison time for felony convictions. While most expectant mothers are planning for baby showers, shopping for maternity clothes and preparing the baby’s nursery, the incarcerated mother-to-be has to remain in a constant state of alertness and preparedness for situations that can put her and her unborn baby at risk, in an environment that is both intimidating and routinely violent. (Hutchinson et. al., 2008) In 2012, the total number of inmates incarcerated in the state and federal correctional system for was 1,571,013, of which 108,866 of those inmates were females. In the last two decades, until 2009, women were the fastest growing population within the state and federal correctional institutions.
These women reported feeling safer when compared to their adulthood and childhood before prison. Outside of prison, women are susceptible to emotional and physical pain because of problems such as domestic violence or drugs. This prison also gave women the education needed when they are eventually released. Some women had not even heard of the dangers of disease like HIV before. Andrew Novinska pointed out in his article from 2002, women “have been viewed within our culture as less mentally healthy than men” (p. 105).
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Although the media reports on the obvious physical affect that abortion brings to the fetus, which is inevitably death, they do seem to forget the side effects that the mothers experience. Most of the procedures that doctors are perform, are rough on the woman’s pubic area; this causes minor or major damages to the mother during the abortion process. Some of the minor side effects a woman may feel are soreness, causing them to be immobile for a short period of time, bruising, and slight bleeding. Bleeding is one of the most common side effects that a woman may experience and will usually occur right after the procedure is performed. If an abortion is not done correctly it will be followed by many complications.