Should Women Have Rights? Essay

1111 Words Apr 13th, 2016 null Page
Should women have abortion rights?
In today’s society, there are many topics that are being debated on the daily basis including the topic of abortion. Abortion is such a controversial topic that it is included in the 2016 election campaign; which is giving presidential candidates the chance to determine the rights that women should have. Approximately 21% of all U.S. pregnancies end in abortion, which is why some people are wondering is abortion the right thing to do (Listland 2016)? In January 1973, during the Wade V. Roe case, the Supreme Court acknowledged that the right to privacy extends to the women’s rights to make her own personal medical decisions, including the decision to have an abortion (Planned Parenthood). For a very long time, women did not have equal rights. So why take Women’s rights away now? Women should have the right to abortion because women should be able to decide when they want to become a parent.
Many women believe that they should have the right to make their own decisions about their body. According to feminist Patricia Mccarthy, “Women should not have to answer to anyone, not the church, not the state or even to doctors for their decision” which means the woman should be able to make a decision and not have to answer to anyone who disagrees with it (2016). If one has a problem with abortion, one has the option not to participate in it. If one is against abortion, one should not try to restrict the rights of others because everyone has…

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