Should Abortion Be Legal? Essay examples

1234 Words Feb 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, once said, "No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother." These words ring true for many, as one in three women will have an abortion in response to an unintended pregnancy. While abortion is legal, obtaining one has become increasingly more difficult due to the ever-increasing restrictions. The act of denying the option of abortion to a woman is in effect denying her the right to her own body. The state law of Texas requires a woman to visit a clinic twenty-four hours before having the abortion for an ultrasound. In addition to this, many providers of abortion have been forced to shut down due to the law that abortion practitioners must get admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. Along with this matter, abortion clinics must meet the requirements for Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Because of this, clinics that aren 't set up as an outpatient surgery center or have doctors that can admit patients into neighboring hospitals have been forced to shut down throughout Texas. This forces women to travel great distances in order to reach a clinic, and many do not have the financial standing to drive hundreds of miles to access these services, only to have to repeat this journey again within the next twenty-four hours. These laws claim to serve as a way to further the safety…

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