Women have always been expected to be wife and mother material, dress a certain way and depend on their husbands financially, but the minute they choose to make their own decisions receive backlash for it.
Between 2010 and 2014 there was over 25 million unsafe abortions that occured worldwide. It may be that they live in a country where healthcare is not an option, they can’t afford healthcare, or they are too afraid to get professional help. Those are only a few of the numerous other reasons.
Recently nine states passed laws which will forbid abortion from occuring in their states. Alabama being one of those nine states has the cruelest ban. The Alabama abortion ban states that a woman can not have an abortion at any given time, period. Georga, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio are the states that do not allow abortions regardless if it was rape or incest. The only time an abortion is permitted is if the mother’s life is at risk and she is no more than 6 to 8 weeks pregnant.
The bill was passed forward by men and the final approval for the bill was approved by Alabama’s governor Kay Ivey which is a woman. Those voting for the abortion ban were Republican men in Alabama. Those men were some of which were important to the Alabama state such as Senator Garlan Gudger and politician Clyde Chambliss and many more. The number of votes were so high to the point where it was enough to have the bill passed through both the State House and Senate, despite a number of women voting against the bill.
As a female myself, it terrifies me that such nonsense is being allowed. It doesn’t matter if they just found out they are a couple days pregnat because they will not be allowed to have an abortion. No one is to say what another person is or isn’t allowed to do to their own body. No man or woman should be there to justify and take a woman’s right to an abortion.
How is it that men get a choice on how a woman chooses to treat her body? As strange as it may sound, some may experience an unnoticed pregnancy for weeks and even months. It can be that they may have an irregular period, no signs and symptoms, and if they are overweight they may not be able to notice. The possibilities are endless as to why some may not know they are pregnant, but why should someone be punished for not knowing?
Reporter: Gisselle Suarez