Student’s Name Professor’s Name Institution Date Women’s right to Abortion The history and the discussion on the right for women to choose abortion as a choice that is legally recognized and accepted as a medical solution in reproductive health is a long one. It dates back to the 20th century where it was marred with uncertainties and practiced differentially depending on interesting grounds like religion race and social class. For example Christians were opposed to abortion and it was regarded as a sin and doctors who procured such services for women were regarded as war criminals as murderers. More so the white solicited for abortion more than the blacks. In those early times abortion was procured in dark alleys where there was no proper medical care and sanitation which led to many lives being lost pursuit of a standard legal abortion. The words of president Trump do not help in the struggle to fully achieve the right to abortion as a basic human right to all women. In the recent past he was quoted (Otis 2016) expressly stating that more stringent measures need to be put in place against abortion. He further stated that abortion should be barred and that punishment should be met on those found in violation. This should not be the case as abortion is a basic human right for women as seen earlier. Works cited Margaret Atwood (1987) ‘The Handmaid’s tale ’ Roe v. Wade (1973) 410 U.S. 113 153. Willard Cates Jr. et al (2003) Comment: The Public Health Impact of Legal Abortion: 30 Years Later 35 Perspective. On Sexual & Reproductive. Health 25 [...]
The real world connection I've decided to go about with is women's rights on abortion and how the president wants to take that simple right away from women just like in the book (The handmaid's Tale). I've also attached the prompt as well as the article i would like you to reference to.