The Center for Reproductive Rights states that a law made in the state of Texas is going to take women's reproductive rights away. "...and will have national impact in states where similar laws threaten to shutter abortion clinics with medically unnecessary red tape." the law is meant to shut down many abortion clinics in Texas and could possibly spread to other states.***Center For Reproductive Rights www.reproductiverights.org
MIT Pro-Choice states that "Each year, 2 of every 100 women of childbearing age have an abortion. 47% have had at least one previous abortion, and 55% have had a previous birth." Abortion is not an uncommon thing, but without the right funding, it is becoming more difficult to get one. "Each tax dollar spent on contraceptive services saves an average of $3 in Medicaid costs for pregnancy-related health care and medical care of newborns. Without these services, federal and state Medicaid expenditures would increase by $1.2 billion a year." money from Abortion and other contraceptive services is also helping the health care economy by lowering the price of other things.***MIT Pro-Choice web.mit.edu
Jessica from Ohio found out that her baby had a fatal genetic disease when she was 20 weeks pregnant. "...she explained that my baby could pass any day, be still-born, or die soon after." Jessica decided to have an abortion due to this deadly disease, and her doctor informed her that her baby wouldn't feel the abortion.***What Abortion In America Looks Like Right Now www.thecut.com
Michelle Oberman is a pro-choice feminist doing an experiment on crisis pregnancy centers in Oklahoma. Michelle wanted to see what the crisis pregnancy centers were offering to patients and she wanted to get a better understanding of why these centers are pro-life. Her article illustrates her experience at the Oklahoma center and how she learned a better understanding of how this center was helping these women. This article helped me gain a better understanding of what some centers do to help women with their crisis pregnancy.
Stacey Nelkin is a woman who has had two abortions and she wants to fight to keep her right to be pro-choice. She explains what an abortion is, why she had hers, and the undeniable controversy in politics about abortion. She compares abortion rights to gun rights, and that we should have the right to have an abortion without being judged if people have the right to own a gun without being judged. Stacey is continuing to fight for her right to have an abortion.
Suzanne Staggenborg is the author of The Pro-Choice Movement book. Her book explains the history behind women fighting for their reproductive rights throughout the 1900's. She wrote about how difficult the fight was and how some women still have to fight for their rights today. This is relevant to me because it offers the history behind brave women who fought for their reproductive rights and why women should be motivated to keep them.