Outline and Rough Draft
Response to the implications of the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act: does this proposed law have any notable significance?
Outline of the commentary essay
- Historical background of abortion laws’ rights
- Overview of abortion
- Current situation of the issue in the United States of America (USA)
- Constitutionality of abortion legalizations
- Thesis statement:
- Critical Analysis of the abortion rights law: Abolition of Abortion in Texas
- Overview of the Abolition of Abortion in Texas
- Critical Analysis of pros and cons
- Personal reflections and opinions
- Summary of the main opinions discussed within the paper : reinstatement of the thesis statements with new and refreshing words.
- At this point, I will provide a strong statement to showcase the irrelevance of laws on abortion rights in the country.
- Closing statement theoretical statement.
Rough Draft of the commentary essay
Over the definition of abortion and some of the controversies surrounding this social issue. The Analysis of the issue; research and studies show that nearly 40% of women agree that they have terminated a pregnancy at least once within their productive life. It remains that abortions are this is the most dangerous procedures and process and is responsible for nearly 75,000 maternal deaths and approximately 5 million disabilities. For instance, in the U.S., about 20 million abortions are done every year, and out of these numbers, nearly 15 million are conducted in unsafe mechanisms. That said, the proposed bill- Abolition of Abortion rights will contract the that was done via the Roe vs Wade decision of 1973.
- A general overview of the Abolition of Abortion Act (Texas)
This particular bill could ban abortions at any phase of pregnancy and could criminalize women who undertake abortions as well as the medical practitioners who partake such actions; even in instances of rape, human trafficking or even in marriage.
- Critical Analysis of the laws pros and cons
For instance, once a woman does an abortion, she tends to feel emotional distress and usually anxious, and the majority of them may end up committing suicides.
As a pro-life feminist who has a strong belief in the human dignity of the unborn baby, the proposed seeks to prosecute the women do abortion in Texas with homicide citing a criminal offence.
Summary of the main points while taking into consideration the thesis statement
Abortion refers to induced abortion-which is marred with controversies. Therefore, abortions are primarily the most prevalent medical process and procedures in the U.S. yearly. Approximately 40% of women agree that they have terminated a pregnancy at least once within their productive life (Sarat et al pg 33). It is important to note that abortions are done by female from all kinds of life: nonetheless, the ordinary woman who terminates her pregnancy could be unmarried, single, white, young and over the age of 42 years. Thus, based in the foundations in which the abortions take place, there are various causes for unsafe abortions, which are done by either untrained personnel of people who have no medical experiences as well as necessary expertise. In the U.S. and the rest of the globe, abortion is rising at an alarming rate.
The United States Supreme Court approved the legalization of abortion in a bid to make the process safe for women, that was conducted via the Roe vs Wade decision of the 1973. It remains that abortions are this is the most dangerous procedures and process and is responsible for nearly 75,000 maternal deaths and approximately 5 million disabilities (Kim, Sunhye, Young and Yuri pg 97). For instance, in the U.S., about 20 million abortions are done on a yearly basis and out of these numbers, nearly 15 million are conducted in unsafe mechanisms. Such illegal abortions are done in unsafe procedures; thus, they contribute to 13% of all the female deaths reported in the federal registry. In essence, the Constitution allows abortion legalizations. It is not present in the Bill of Rights or say the Constitution but the rights to confidentiality as well as reproductive rights is the so-called enumerated rights. In response, this paper seeks to critically analyze the implications of the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act and its importance, limitations and any other relevant need/issue.
Overview of the Abolition of Abortion in Texas: HB 896
The Abolition of Abortion in Texas (HB 896) which is to be tabled among the Texas lawmakers seeks to ban abortion within the state and prosecute women who have abortions with homicide, which can result to a death penalty in this particular state. It is important to note that the bill was introduced by Representative Tony Tinderholt-from the Republican party in January to safeguard the rights of the unborn baby. Part of the proposed law states that a living human child from the time of fertilization on the fusion of human sperm with an ova has the same rights and privileges provided by the provisions of the state to any other human being.
This particular bill could ban abortions at any phase of pregnancy and could criminalize women who undertake abortions as well as the medical practitioners who partake such actions; even in instances of rape, human trafficking or even in marriage. Research and studies have shown that this bill contradicts the landmark Roe vs Wade court decision, which prohibited criminalizing abortions (Gilson, pg 46). That said, the legal conflicts between the courts over the abortion laws rights is increasing given that anti-abortion activists seek to push through policies they believe will be upheld with the new conservative Supreme Court that President Donald Trump selected its new members. Approximately, 500 citizens testified and another 54 individuals opposed this bill; thereby setting the pace for further legal tussles.
Critical Analysis of the pros and cons of right abortion laws
It is no doubt that any proposed law changes have its own advantages as well as limitations, and The Abortion rights Act (Texas) is no exception. Talking of advantages, it appears that the proposed law will prevent unnecessary abortions which of course have great impacts on the psychological being of a woman. For instance, once a woman does an abortion, she tends to feel emotional distress and usually anxious, and the majority of them may end up committing suicides. Besides, the proposed bill (law) agree to the idea that a woman who has undertaken an abortion should be charged with murder; this aspect may put the families as well as the society in which the individual in a challenging situation. Of limitations, it is not in order to presume that the fetus is not a living being, given that it does not talk or even is not a social framework. Just like other human beings, the fetus has a right to life which is essential and that challenging this fact is irreverent. As a result, the proposed bill undermines the need to take into consideration the right of life be it the unborn child or fetus.
I believe that the prosecution of women who have had abortions and arguably sentencing them to a death penalty to me is not pro-life. As a pro-life feminist who has a strong belief in the human dignity of the unborn baby, the proposed seeks to prosecute the women do abortion in Texas with homicide citing a criminal offence. My opinion is that prosecuting a woman who has had an abortion of homicide and equally subjecting them to personality is unconstitutional and or does such a law advance any cause for life in Texas? Does this mean that women should be prosecuted for having sex? I believe not; what of the male counterparts who impregnated her?
Definitely, this Representative does not know the minds of women who are in this vulnerable situation. Ask the women who got pregnant at the age of 16; the reasons for them having successful gave birth may be because of proper support systems and structures. It appears that Tindeholt’s bill considerably fails to mention that women cannot make themselves pregnant and the Representative does not mention the roles of men within this law or the family member show might be pushing the woman to undertake an abortion. Arguably, prosecuting women who opt for abortions is not considered a pro-life; therefore, restorative justice in some scenario is. Therefore, passing a law which get to the bottom of this social issue is the way to go folks.
It should be noted that the groups of convoluted laws, policies, and restricting abortion rights do not make at all cost make any social as well as public health sense. What puts abortions safe is cheap and reasonable-whenever it present on the woman’s plea and universally cheap and equally accessible. From this opinion, a few available laws are necessary for purposes but just repeat of nay possible permutations of the self-same restrictions. The purpose of the paper was to analyze the possibility and implications of enacting the Abolition of Abortion rights (Texas Law-896) while understanding vast opinions from different stakeholders. My opinion is that I will not at any given situation support nor allow any given law on abortion whose main target is a woman with either civil or criminal liability. The proposed bill gives a terrifying ordeal which women are more likely to encounter and the extent to which it can go when it comes to punishing women who have procured an abortion.
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