Trump is only a matter of days into his presidency and has already made some extremely controversial changes, angering many across the world. One of these, is the reversal of the abortion policy. This means that federal money will no longer be sent to international groups to perform or provide information about abortions. In defence of this decision, his press secretary claimed that Trump “wants to stand up for all Americans, including the unborn”.
The picture that surfaced was of Trump sat at a table surrounded by a group of male politicians. They appear to be signing a paper. We have never, nor will we ever, see group of women in this position, deciding what the male population can and can’t do with their bodies. This raises the question of; why should a group of white upperclass men hold the fate of millions of women within their hands? It doesn’t seem right.
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While I do believe that there always needs to be a valid reason behind abortion, I am ultimately pro-choice. This is because I support bodily autonomy. All women should have the right to choose what happens to them, not someone else.
There are many reasons which may cause a woman to turn to abortion. Listed below are just a few of many:
+ Cases of rape
+ Cases of incest
+ They’re too young
+ They’re mentally or physically incapable of pregnancy
+ The pregnancy could endanger their life
+ Failed contraception
What many people don’t realise is that there is no such thing as the banning of abortion, only the ban of legal and safe abortion. Abortions will still occur, although they will not be as safe or sterile as the legal method and will therefore endanger millions of women around the world.
Before abortion was legalised in 1968, many women turned to ‘backstreet abortions’ and often died after developing infections from the unsterile equipment used. By taking away a woman’s right to have an abortion, these unsafe methods will reoccur.
The banning of abortions takes away a fundamental human right for women and is a major step back in society.
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