One of the reasons women look at abortions is the fact that they could be unable to carry a baby safely through pregnancy and labor. There are many women that simply cannot do it, and when they get pregnant, should they have to suffer if abortion becomes illegal? In the article written by Sean Micheal it said: "If a pregnant woman’s fetus is nonviable or severely impaired, and/or if the mother’s health or life are at risk, she would be forced to carry the nonviable fetus to term and hope that she survives." There are many reasons why the women can't get pregnant, and while many women will look into alternate ways of having children, there is no reason why they should be denied that kind of health care.
There has been a lot of controversy about choosing a side on the abortion debate. Many people feel that is it choosing between women's rights and reproduction rights. In this article, Ann Furedi discusses this idea. She states, " there is a difference between supporting women’s choice and supporting their reproductive health. It can be the same sometimes, yes; but it can also be very different. I witnessed this for the first time when I was living in east London about 30 years ago, in an area known as Tower Hamlets, which had a large Bangladeshi population. This was a time when there was a significant level of racist attacks, and I was one of the organizers of a group called East London Workers Against Racism. We helped to organize community defence against physical attacks by activists from the far-right National Front." While this may be a different situation, it is the same thing. Abortions rights are human rights. It is so much bigger than women's right and reproductive rights.
While it is important to fight for the cause before the government makes a decision, it is equally important to look at how the government would punish women if it becomes illegal. In this article, Priscilla Smith, a clinical lecturer at Yale Law School who successfully argued a case before the Supreme Court on behalf of new mothers prosecuted for using cocaine while pregnant said “But the movement sets the tone by calling it murder." This only proves that the government is going to listen to the general public opinion even if the person making a decision has never been in the situation where abortion would of been useful, and the people who that hold a spot in office that are so desperate to be like will listen so they can get the general public on there side. Due to evidence in other countries, and this country in the pass, it is proven that it could very be illegal, leaving many women feeling as if they have no rights.
Abortion is an issue that could make or break whether you like and support a certain person. This is the case for when looking at politics and general celebrities. In this article, Melanie Hunter writes about what actress Scarlett Johansson said about the issue. She said, "A woman’s right to choose what to do with her body shouldn’t just be a woman’s rights issue. It’s the year 2016, and this is a human rights issue,” This is just one example of a time where women can see someone that has pull in society fighting for this issue. By seeing this, it will give women all over the country the ability to fight for it as well. This will happen because a celebrity they like feels strongly about it as well. This is also a symbol for how many people stand by letting abortion by a women's decision.
Abortion is an issue that has been steaming up the for decades. One of the main debates over abortion is that it is a class issue. That means that depending on where you stand in society has a huge effect on if you chose to get an abortion or not. In this article, written by Sharon Smith, it said, "Wealthy women can always afford access to abortion, even if it once again becomes illegal." She also goes on to talk about how one of the many reasons women get abortion is that they can't afford to take care of a child. This means that the goverment is denying women that can't afford a child, the right to make that call if having the child is the bast call.