Abortion is a difficult choice for women; A new law is being drafted in Alabama that says women who have an abortion are punished with prison terms of more than 10 years and not more than 99 years. More seriously, abortion is considered a criminal offence even if she becomes pregnant because she was raped.
The discussion of abortion and physical autonomy has been fermented since the early 19th century.
In 1960, when enovid, the world's first contraceptive pill, was approved for market ingress, women were finally able to put aside their "pregnancy" concerns and have sex on the grounds of enjoyment; Women hold more control over fertility, and have also pushed a follow-up sexual liberation movement, shouting that women's bodies and lust should be their own.
But to this day, have you thought, you could still be sentenced for abortion?
A new law is in the works in southeastern Alabama that says a woman who has an abortion at any time of pregnancy is punishable by more than 10 years and 99 years in prison; The only condition under which a woman is "accommodated" is that she can have an abortion only when she is at serious risk of health. This draconian abortion ban is known as the "death penalty for women".
According to THE Independent, the bill even equates "legalized abortion" with historically serious human atrocities. For example, your termination of pregnancy is like the atrocity of killing Jews during the Holocaust. "Since 1973, more than 50 million babies have been aborted, surpassing the total number of people killed in atrocities in Nazi concentration camps in Germany, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Soviet labour camps, the killing battlefields in Cambodia, the Luanda massacre in East Africa, and so on," it said. 」
More than 60 of the 105 House members representing Alabama supported and signed the bill. If a doctor performs an abortion on a woman, it will be considered a class A felony. Once a woman learns of a pregnancy, it is prohibited to use abortion in any way, including prescription drugs.
Roe v. Wade, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized women's right to abortion and was constitutionally protected. Of concern is that the bill could be overturned by new conservative justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
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Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast, called the bill "the death sentence of women in the state."
"These bans are clearly unconstitutional, as lawmakers know, but they don't care. In this political lying game, the people of Alabama are nothing more than pawns. 」
"These bans are are the cely ly cely cesand and the signs know it - they just don't care. Alabamians are just pawns in this political game to challenge access to safe, abortion legal nationally." - Staci Fox
Alabama is the latest Republican-leaning federal state to target Roe v. Wade in an attempt to pass a strict abortion ban. Anti-abortion activists in other states have built new battlegrounds for laws that could lead to a review of key cases by Supreme Court justices.
In Kentucky and Mississippi, women are prohibited from having abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The heartbeat of the fetus is usually detected in the sixth week of pregnancy; however, at this stage, many women often do not know that they are pregnant and may miss the opportunity to have a legal abortion.
Rights groups have accused the Trump administration of seriously violating women's reproductive autonomy in 2017 by reinstating the Global Abortion Ban. (Related: Trumprestarts global abortion ban, 20 million women undergo unsafe abortions)
Global Abortion Ban: Also known as the "Mexican Policy", the U.S. government prohibits U.S. government funding to aid abortion groups, and the U.S. government prohibits international non-governmental organizations from providing abortion counseling and other services to women overseas if they are conceived as a result of rape.
Advocates have also criticized the government for appointing anti-abortion activists to key positions in the women's health sector. In addition, abortion-related health services and funding have been cut.
Her sex, her body, her reproductive autonomy
Abortion is a dilemma for women and a difficult choice. Does the state and the government have the right to make decisions for women's bodies?
Women who do not expect to become pregnant, whether sexually assaulted or otherwise, should be able to choose their right to have a birth or abortion under reasonable norms. She can choose whether to get pregnant or not, or she can decide when she wants to have children. If a woman gives birth to a baby without adequate preparation, it is another injury to the baby. (Extended reading: Should you have a child who sexually assaulted a pregnant child?) Polish abortion law updated on Black Monday )
What happens if women can't legally have abortions? In non-rape cases, when a man or woman has sex, if a woman becomes pregnant, the man can refuse to be "responsible" and he does not have to be criminally punished;
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that between 2010 and 2014, there were about 25 million "unsafe abortions" worldwide each year, accounting for 45 percent of all abortions. Of these, 97% were unsafe abortions in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Pregnant, childbirth, abortion, are closely linked to the woman's body, solid in her every breath. Abortion should not be left to the State. When the law restricts women's right to abortion, it not only gives them the right to give birth, but also inhibits their right to make decisions about their own bodies.
The legalization of abortion is not about encouraging abortion, it's not encouraging sex without contraception, it's about respecting women's right to have children or not.
To face up to "abortion" is to face up to "pregnancy" and "sex".
Maybe you've seen abortion-related videos during health education classes. I always forget, when the girls frowned, eyes look. To me, the shocking abortion video at the time was like a "caution" that admonished us: Abortion is terrible! So be careful not to get pregnant! Don't have sex casually!
Women who are unanticipated, failed in contraception, and sexually abused, if they become pregnant, will be overwhelmed by helplessness and fear. They will have no choice under the premise that the state does not allow abortion. If we can't face up to the issue of pregnancy and abortion, it's hard to get women out of their "sex" fears and away from physical autonomy.
Therefore, we should face up to and believe that women have sexual autonomy and the right to choose to terminate pregnancy.