Margaret the locals, which evoked the concern
Margaret Sanger once said, “No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.” In the States during the mid-late 1800’s, being able to have an abortion became illegal. This law was encouraged due to higher birth rate of immigrants then the locals, which evoked the concern of immigrants being the majority of the population. However in 1973, due to the famous Roe v. Wade case in Texas the supreme court legalized abortion. Jane Roe who at that time was pregnant was prohibited to get an abortion due to the law. She filed a lawsuit on the behalf of her and all other pregnant women who were not allowed to get an abortion. Later she won the case, and the case was marked as one of the most significant decisions the supreme court made in the 20th century. While some say that abortion gives society an excuse to not assist women, when women have full reproductive rights, unsafe abortion will decrease significantly, gender equality will be positively impacted, women will be able to reach their full potential.
Due to the passed law of making abortion illeagal, many women are forced to seek risky abortions which endangers their health and life. In 2008 throughout the world an approximate of 21.6 million unsafe abortions occurred (WHO,1). Unsafe abortions are one of the leading causes of maternity death. Thirteen percent of maternity deaths took place worldwide due to unsafe abortions (https://www.measureevaluation.org/prh/rh_indicators/womens-health/pac/number-of-deaths-related-to-unsafe-abortion). Permiting abortion allows women to have abortion in the first trimester or earlier, avoiding any types of complications. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that when abortion was a safe procedure 92 percent of the abortions were completed during the first trimester.(Obos, https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/health-info/impact-of-illegal-abortion/).
Both men and women are responsible for their offspring. However choosing to be pro-life and making abortion illegal, gives an unfair advantage to men. Men have the power to easily walk away from their responsibility, while women are forced to keep their offspring in their bodies. Imprecisely 40 percent of pregnancies worldwide were unintended in 2012 and out of the 40 percent 4 of 10 fathers were absent (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4727534/). Legalizing abortion empowers women to have the right to decide what their prospective future will be. It offers the same opportunity career wise, education wise and lifestyle wise to women as it would to men.
When a women becomes pregnant, a lot undergo’s their bodies. Not only do their bodies change but their life entirely is impacted. Being able to have an abortion, gives them the possibility to follow their dreams or go ahead in life. Emphazing on teen pregnancy, from the ages 15-19 for ever 1000 teenagers 24.2 gave birth (https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-development/reproductive-health-and-teen-pregnancy/teen-pregnancy-and-childbearing/trends/index.html). Around this age, females plan to have an optimistic future but are constrained to a bright future because of pregnacy. thirty percent of adolescents drop out of school or college due to pregnancy or motherhood (http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/teen-pregnancy-affects-graduation-rates-postcard.aspx).