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
Estancia High School seniors only have 2 more days of high school. These seniors will be taking finals both Monday and Tuesday, meanwhile Wednesday and Thursday they will be having activities to enjoy their last couple of high school days. Wednesday they will have Senior Takeover that will start right after rehearsal and it will all be free and accessible. This event will be in the student parking lot and it will consist of a taco truck, Hawaiian shaved ice, music, yearbook signing, games, and just spending more time with their classmates. On Thursday, there will be Senior Brunch at the Costa Mesa Country Club, doors will be opening at 8 in the morning. The brunch will start off with a couple of speeches, yearbook signing, senior superlatives awards, eating, and music.
These following seniors have a couple of words of advice for the incoming seniors. Dayana Martinez says to, “push yourself and do your best, get good grades and try to do things like getting involved- you won’t regret it.” She will be attending San Jose State University in August. Cesar Alcala will be attending Cal State Long Beach in the fall, the following advice he wanted to share to, “keep up with important deadlines as there will be so many in your senior year.” Andy Herrera will be attending Vanguard in the fall and wants to share what he realized while applying to colleges this year. His advice is, “to research colleges early! Don’t take too many AP classes because they don’t help you get into college.”
Seniors have had four years of experience and memories of their high school careers. Each senior had one favorite memory that stood out to them. Maria Hernandez Juarez, valedictorian, stated her favorite memory was, “falling off the bus seat with Aileen and Cesar there.” She will be attending Golden West College. Nessa Osso will be attending OCC and her favorite memory was “[the] senior bonfire and singing I Fall Apart by Post Malone.” Christopher Ramirez will be attending OCC in the fall and his favorite memory was, “playing for the basketball team.” Hayden Pearce will be attending the University of Arizona in the fall and his favorite memory was, “being league champion in both track and baseball senior [year].” Many seniors had to agree that attending or even being part of the Battle of the Bell was their favorite memory because there was tension, and everybody got to express their school spirit.
As seniors are heading out, they do have knowledge and experience of what they want incoming seniors to do so it can be their best year yet. As senior class president, if you asked me my sophomore year what would senior year look like for me… I wouldn’t expect to tell you what my senior year was actually like. This is my last year and I definitely put myself out there. My advice for anybody and everybody is to find something you never expected to do, try it and maybe you’ll change the world. That one change can start off small, but it can turn into something big, someone always notices. Senior year is not the hardest year, it requires keeping on track with high school and post- high school plans. Be great!
Reporter: Jennifer Neri