Martha Plimpton is a passionate abortion activist and was taking part in a Q&A session at a #ShoutYourAbortion event when she said that she had her "best abortion in Seattle" and she "would Yelp review it if she could." Plimpton has had two abortions in the past and has spoken at pro-choice conventions/gatherings. She is also seen wearing shirts with abortion and hearts written on them as though getting an abortion is something to proud of. Although she received praise in person, she did not get such nice comments online. There were tweets that went out condemning her for boasting about getting abortions. These included tweets calling her "disgusting" and "disturbing". Also another tweet saying "it's one thing to be pro-choice but a sad thing to brag about abortion, shame on you." Although this article is about i pro-choice activist i believe it is overall against abortion.
From applauding the act to rewarding Planned Parenthood, abortion is now acclaimed instead of just personally or politically expedient. Author Nicole Russell is obviously against abortion. In her first paragraph she states "a women's right to chose trumps a babies right to life." Russell also claims that abortion has become a topic of comedy which is completely unacceptable seeing as it is killing an unborn baby. She also touches on the subject of praising the people who perform abortions too. The Laskers Award for the most acclaimed prize in medicine went to Planned Parenthood, for “essential health services and reproductive care to millions of women for more than a century.” Russell overall believes that abortion is murder and that should not be praised.
In this short article by Mark Hodges, It shows Frank Stephens, a man with Down syndrome that spoke out against abortion and "defending his existense" at Capitol Hill just this Wednesday, November 1. He says that he is "a man with Down syndrome and his life is worth living!" He told how many women decide to end their pregnancies after finding out their unborn child may have medical problems (such as Down syndrome) through prenatal screenings. So "the vast existense of babies who might be handicap will be aborted" states Hodges. It also touches on how Iceland and some other countries "brag" about terminating Down syndrome with the use of abortion like they are cleansing the country. Stephens defends himself by stating the benefits of how having Downs or having someone with Downs in their life. Stephens believes that everyone should have the chance to live no matter who they are.
In this short article by Rewire it states that "legal experts believe these laws are unconstitutional" because in the US constitution there is a Roe V. Wade law that established rights to abortions until the fetus has the potential to live outside the womb. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 1.3% of abortions happen after 20 weeks of pregnancy. "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection" is one of the most popular laws passed and it also touches on "Women's Health Defense Act" which says that they can't get abortions for health affects such as infections, blood clots, incomplete abortions or/and emotional or psychological complications. It also has choices to look at the different laws, the people and organizations involved in making the laws, and the cases and the states that have certain laws against abortion.
In this short article the author, Tara Clup-Ressler states that the 20 week ban "criminalizes later abortions." This article explores people who think later abortions are terrible and people who think they are somewhat helpful although going through an abortions is "a heartbreaking choice". Trent Franks (REP) says that abortions after 20 weeks are "torture [for] innocent and defenseless [unborn] children", because although there is no scientific evidence there is reason to believe that fetuses can feel pain after 20 weeks of pregnancy. There is also the points of views and stories of Mary O'Donell and Christie Brooks as they had to make the tough decision to have abortions after 20 weeks. They both agree that women need time to get different opinions and consider all options before deciding to kill their unborn babies. This article is overall against the 20 week ban for those reasons.
In this article from Planned Parenthood they state that the 20 week ban is "dangerous" and "out-of-touch". They also make it clear with statistics that a majority of the country is opposed to this legislation. Planned Parenthood also states that the 20 week ban is "nothing more than yet another attempt to restrict women's access to safe, legal abortions." In this article are three videos of the stories of Julie, Evelyn, and Christie's abortions. Overall you can tell that Planned Parenthood thinks that making any abortion illegal is the wrong move.