The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Consititution provides women equal voting rights to men, and states citizens’ vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” It is the congress’ job to bring this regulation into focus (Grolier,2009). Women being given the right to vote is important not only to society but also because it has had a significant influence in women’s personal lives. In 1848, the American women's rights movement started, during this movement, even though the leaders of the women’s rights advocated for the Reconstruction amendments , such as Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, these amendment did not promote women’s suffrage. In 1869, the writers of the nineteenth amendment, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked in the National Woman Suffrage Association while Lucy Stone led the American Woman Suffrage Association’s state-by-state battle for the vote. After that, the two groups united to form the National American Women Suffrage Association.
Also mention in this article; “the conversation around abortion has become... ... middle of paper ... ...becca Traister proves that; abortions represent the freedom of choice, owning one 's body, and being proud of the scars that may follow. Traister includes "But they shouldn’t be so fearful. Feminism is becoming an increasingly vibrant force in mainstream culture, and this year has seen encouraging attempts to shatter the shell of anxiety around abortion." This article sends the message of empowering women, freedom of choice, and women supporting one another. It is about embracing the freedoms of today and of the future.
This Policy Proposal calls to put a stop on the restrictions inflicted into abortion. Furthermore, it calls to protect the women’s constitutional right to choose freely without the risk of coercion. Women must not be criminalized for choosing what to do with their bodies or the embryos. The communities, and especially the youth need to be educated on their rights; also, they must have access to high quality sexual reproductive health centers. Moreover, the stigma over the topic of abortion has to be removed.
Every woman in the world has heard at least one “you cannot” in her lifetime. Believe it or not there used to be a time when society believed that statement and women were confined to cooking, cleaning, or housekeeping. Today, there are many amazing women pursuing their dreams, such as Hillary Clinton, a very famous politician, and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. The women back in the 1840’s are the reason women today have this freedom, the women who changed feminism forever. The women’s suffrage movement was a long-standing battle for equality between men and women that should have been instituted from the start of our country due to women’s increasing political intelligence and work ethic.
This is shown in the article, “The Right to Safe Legal Abortion,” where Tim Anderson strongly agrees that an abortion must be an option for a woman and should be a fundamental right. Women have the protected right to choose their own decisions. The Supreme Court declares that the
Abortion should not only be available to those women with the financial means to pay for it. Congress should pass laws that would ensure females of low-income status access to abortion at the government’s expense. Moderates would also like laws that guarantee that medical facilities which provide abortions are licensed to meet very high standards of health care. Websites for more information: www.naral.org www.crlp.org www.nrlc.org http://www.plannedparenthood.org/abortion/default.htm http://www.policyalmanac.org/culture/abortion.shtml
Justice Wilson states that liberty, in her view, “grants the individual a degree of autonomy in making decisions of fundamental personal importance.” The termination of a pregnancy is a decision that the woman should be free to make, as her own personal values, emotions, religious beliefs and circumstances may dictate. Abortion laws are unjust as they go against a women’s basic right to liberty, autonomy, and security of person.
In 1890 the main occupation of most women was caring for their ... ... middle of paper ... ...ords (99-101 of 111). Respectfully Steinem was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993 (100 of 111). Finally in 2000, Steinem stunned her friends and married David Bailes, a south African businessman and environmentalist, but he died in 2003 (89 of 111). After this, Steinem became politically active in the 2004 March for Women’s Lives, the largest crowd in U. S. history to rally for political and social justice for women of all ages (91 of 111). Steinem’s keeps on advocating for women’s rights in the media, as well as offering support to women in prisons and shelters by providing free copies of Ms. magazine ((93 of 111).
Does Feminism Really Work? Equality -- that's all we want. Women of the past fought long and hard for equal rights. Now that they have it, did they get more than what they bargained for? Feminism has fought for equality of the sexes for years, and has succeeded with incredible outcome.
This means a woman has a right to control her body and hence exercise body rights. The international covenant on civil and political rights do not allow arbitrary deprivation of life although there are controversial issues related to the supreme right which include the question of right to abortion. The most import... ... middle of paper ... ...ew to every one that do not consider unborn foetus. In this regard the right of a woman to her private life has therefore been the basis on which a number of international bodies hold the right of a mother to abort. Because of the right to freedom of expression and access to information, it has helped to argue for the right of to get on information about this subject of abortion options.