RolePlayed By Special Interest Groups in Abortion
RolePlayed By Special Interest Groups in Abortion
Inthe modern world of today, women enjoy more rights in comparison tothe past thought it came upon meeting certain costs (Pollitt, 2015). For example, in the last forty years, there was a case before theSupreme Court of the US in which the court itself set a basis offoundation for the women who sought to have a choice on the issue ofabortion. In this regard, the ordinary case of the Roe v. Wade led tothe success for the women in all the US to have a choice in respectto the issue of pregnancy. Despite this, there are always severalactivists in most marriages or families. groups that are for thefeeling that the issue of abortion is not right since the commitmentof the act is one of the leading causes of domestic violence in mostmarriages or families (Warren, 2015). In the year 2003 for example,Norma McCorvy or Jane in the Supreme Court case that entailed Roe v.Wade, opted to change the perspectives given to abortion though itreceived denials. Four years later, there was a Federal Law put inplace that prohibited some procedures of abortion. The instance herebars women and other forces that apply unsafe methods that may leadto infertility or even death while undertaking the process ofabortion.
Asalready said earlier, it was not just the law passed by the FederalGovernment that was able to prohibit in taking unsafe procedures ofabortion. In this case, even before, the Supreme Court of the USstill granted the politicians a chance in making choice of the fateof women and families altogether (Warren, 2015). The law hereconsiders it as a crime for any abortion that is at its trimestersince it is a belief that the act itself not safe for women. Based onthis notion, it further serves as a contradiction to the 30-year lawthat gave the priority of the health of a woman first. One person bythe name Trent Franks who was a representative of Arizona was alwaysmaking a push on the bill so that it covers the whole of the nation(Warren, 2015). Similarly, the law also takes into consideration ofthe personal decision or medical reasons that become out of reach forwomen despite the belief that may come from the doctor that is in theinterest of the mother of the child altogether.
Awell-renowned case that led to the change in the dimensions ofabortion in the US as already mentioned earlier was that of the Roev. Wade. In the year 1971 for example, Norma McCorvy or Jane Roe inthe Supreme Court managed (Holquist, 2014) to file a case againstHenry Wade. During this time, Henry was the attorney of the districtwho ensured that he enforces the law that barred abortion except forthe issue of saving the life of a woman. When it reached 22nd January1973, the Supreme Court of the US had an amendment that allows womento carry out an abortion based on the same constitution’sfourteenth amendment. Despite this, Norma returned in the year 2003.After that, he ended up filing a motion in the District Court of theUS for the case to get overturned (Berlatsky, 2011) The reason herebases on the fact that she had a feeling of the new evidence onabortion having a possibility of hurting women altogether. One yearlater, that is September 2004, the fifth court of the US, the CircuitCourt of Appeals made a dismissal of the motion.
Somecountries have with them various degrees that govern the way theycome up with laws on the issue of abortion. For instance, there arethose countries that do not allow for public funding (Berlatsky,2011), the case of mandating periods of waiting, and the need for thestated mandated kind information or even forcing the minors inincorporating the parents during the act. Similarly, the specialinterest groups concerned with the issue of abortion have waged a waron these policies. It is through basing their argument that theyresult in the interference of the rights of women respect to abortionin which the instance leads to placement of the burden on both thepatients and the providers altogether (Holquist, 2014). Likewise, theefforts by the politicians from some states have also created changesin law or policies that deal with the abortion. Statistics as atpresent reveals that 33 states have mandated information disseminatedto the patients, 24 that need time for waiting, 32 that do notallow for Medicaid meeting the expenses for the process of abortionand another 35 that support the involvement of a parent during theprocess of abortion.
Theissue of stigmatization remains to be a societal construct in respectto the societal control or the punishing kind of behavior that is notpart of the norms of the same society. The issue of public safetyindeed relates very well to abortion. For instance, very manyactivist groups have their abortion clinics as much as theirobjective is to strive to be harmless as much also their intentionsbecome out control on some occasions (Pollitt, 2015). In the area ofMassachusetts, there was a 35-foot zone law that created by theSupreme Court where the law itself had the provision of a 35-footzone for those clinics performing the act of abortion. The law herestood a chance of banning the non-employees for accessing the 35 feetof the area covered by the hospitals, though the Supreme Court ruledover the same as being against its amendments. The state on its partgave a definition of the law with the say that it was vital tomaintain those already safe who were willing to visit the clinic(Warren, 2015). In this regard, the court had an opinion that as muchas the issue of public safety has its equal importance, the instanceitself is still below the par when put into comparison with anindividual‘s constitutional rights.
Conclusively, the US citizens have their rights that are also inalienable, and thesame constitution still offers the protection as well as granting ofsuch rights altogether, women are made to be aware of their rightwhen makes a decision concerning the continuation or halt on herpregnancy. The decision here at times results in stipulations as wellas harm to women. Every state has its laws that handle the issue ofabortion where some see the act as illegal, others as waiting timeswhile .others have those define periods where a woman may live in shemay not be in a position to commit an abortion. Self-interest groupsare to some occasions seen as domestic terror groups since theyspread the news on women on not attending clinics to have access toinformation. Others see abortion as a wrong act since it entailskilling of life while the same groups still carry attacks on abortionclinics with the attempt of killing workers employed in these clinicsas well as attempts to burn down buildings hosting these clinics. Asa society, it calls for the particular groups to allow for each andevery woman to have a right of her choice respective to this issuerather than engaging in activities that are either a threat to theliving or the unborn as discussed before.
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