Women Is Not A New Topic

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Women seeking abortions is not a new topic. This has been going on for hundreds of years, whether it was safe or not. Initially, some feminists thought abortion to be unjust because of the danger it put on a woman’s life. According to Lynne Ford, an author from Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, feminists from this time like Susan B. Anthony, opposed abortion for the sole reason of it endangering women’s lives. Ford states that in 1821 Connecticut enacted the first laws about abortion. However, similar to today, making abortion illegal did not end the practice of them; many illegal abortions were performed then. Women knew about the severe danger and possibility of death when receiving an abortion during this time, yet many women still did seek abortions. This information could make anyone wonder why a women would want to risk her life for this procedure. It may seem absurd for a women to risk her life for something that seems like a problem that is not very prominent. But any woman’s choice, no matter what the circumstance is an acceptable and sufficient answer. Although a woman’s choice should be the deciding factor, many states have set laws banning abortion procedures limiting a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do with her body. Abortion should be legal everywhere in the United States because women’s lives should not be put at risk, women who are raped and subject to incestutal relations should not have to keep the child, and women have the right to make their own choices regarding their bodies. Every year, a number of abortions are performed on women in the United States. Induced abortions are procedures that women have the choice to make. Abortions can done be because of health complications or because o... ... middle of paper ... ...d still continue today. Women receive these abortions because they the health of themselves or the fetus is at risk. Another reason why women could receive abortions is because they do not want to be tethered to memories of rape or incest because they have a child to remind them. Women also have a right to make their own decision when it comes to their bodies, which means if they feel an abortion is necessary then they should be able to receive one. While these are all components to why abortion should be legal there are negatives too; many people hold strong religious beliefs or moral codes which turn them away from abortion or because of the severe effects abortion pose on women. Though many people have many differing opinions or whether or not abortion should be legal, it is a woman’s right as an American citizen to make her own choice about her body and her life.

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