By: Elizabeth Perez
I chose the article “How Banning Abortion in the Early Weeks of Pregnancy Suddenly Became Mainstream” I think that in general many states or even worldwide this has been a topic to talk about. I believe this topic can be talked about for a long time and I think many women have different opinions. I personally believe that this article was very interesting and I have to agree and say it was a good choice to pass the law.
Banning abortion did not take a little amount of time to make it happen nor does it take a peaceful process to make it happen. For four years in Columbus, Ohio they had biggest and oldest anti-abortion group which was called the Ohio Right to Life. The state representative knew it was not going to be any easy step to accomplish.
The first three months of this year they have passed the heartbeat bills in Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, and Ohio. This caused so much controversy and lots of women to be very upset because of course us woman believe that there should be freedom to do what we went with our bodies. I think this is something hard to argue with but I think it’s a very simple way to process it although the truth might be hurtful. Ohio to begin with had already tried to ban this in 2011 but the bill kept standing.
For those who don’t know this law basically takes away the ability for woman to abort the fetus after having a heartbeat. Many have argued this because of the change in technology since 1973. Many believe that because of this technology that they are able to know when this fetus has a heartbeat or not and the different techniques to use to have an abortion. Many women see this as the state taking control of your rights. In the past, few months the amount of abortion clinics has decreased. It is so crazy how drastically this has changed.
After Mr. Trump was elected to office is when all this movement with anti-abortion was made some people where very happy and other not so much. It’s sad to see all the controversy being made for what is the body of us women and our choices. But then why were people so happy? Well, most people where happy because of their beliefs. As a Christian, I can say I don’t think it is right to have an abortion, to kill a fetus after having a heartbeat. It’s simply not right.
Earlier I mentioned that many people believe that technology is so advanced to where they can have an abortion without hurting the fetus’s but isn’t there advanced technology to prevent pregnancy? Well there certainly is. I don’t think its necessary to have abortions when we have the ability and the options to not get pregnant in the first place.
Although many people are upset with the drastic changes in the world today I believe this controversy not only started no but it has always existed. We cannot blame this on our current president, or on the states because our bodies will always be our choice. This article explains the changes that were made Ohio and all the controversy that has been made and I think us in Georgia can really relate to this current event. This current event will probably continue to grow and make grand changes in several states as the time goes by.