In the modern world, one can observe the growing success of anti-abortion actions in the United States whereas the law is supposed to ensure safe and medical abortion.
Besides, abortion has become a part of everyday politics (like the death penalty). For instance, in the presidential campaign candidates were forced to express themselves on this issue. For example, the National Republican Committee denies any participation to a candidate who would declare he supports abortion. First, we will discuss how abortion was legalized and then analyze the growing contestation of abortion.
[...] Since the United States is a free country, it is right for any of the two sides to express themselves on this important issue. But the problem is that it merely doesn't stay a fight of words. As you can observe on the chart I gave you, there has been increasing acts of violence towards physicians and clinics, including murders and bombing. In the video I saw, there was an abortion physician, Dr Lee Carhart, who testified: his house has been destroyed by a bombing and so, he now lives with his wife in the clinic. [...]
[...] During the second third of pregnancy, state laws may regulate abortion procedures in order to protect the woman's health. This means that women can be assured that clinics which offer abortion services are regulated to ensure that safe medical procedures are followed. During the last part of pregnancy, and after the fetus is viable (developed enough to survive outside the mother's womb), state laws may prohibit abortion except when it is necessary to preserve the life or health of the woman. [...]
[...] Indeed, restrictive laws about abortion were voted by the states under the pressure of the AMA (the American Medical Association). US physicians felt the practice of abortion was a concurrent one and they wanted to regulate this parallel medicine and make it disappear. They pretended to care for life but most of them just wanted to deprive women of any right on their own bodies. When abortion was clandestine At this time began a century of silence where abortion did not at all disappear but become clandestine. [...]
[...] Besides, most states (40 states and the District of Columbia) have passed laws to prohibit post-viability abortions (also called partial birth) under most circumstances, and in practice, there are only a small handful of doctors nationwide who offer this care to women who need it. Finally, money is also a big problem since abortion is not covered by the health-care system but only covered by some private insurance companies but this mainly concerns upper class women. This means that poor women cannot afford abortion and cannot benefit from this right because it is quite expensive: it ranges from $200 to $700 depending on the kind of procedure used and the time in the pregnancy. [...]
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