The men's power vote on abortion for the women of Alabama.
Sunday 19th May 2019 | Grace
As a society, men are not told how to dress, men are not told what to do to get the best summer swimming trunks bod and men are certainly not told what to do with their sexual organs! Yet, last week, Alabama became the first state in modern day America to make abortion completely illegal, controlling what women do with their body, in a panel voted for completely by men!
Despite pro-abortion protests forming across Alabama leading up to the votes, the choice was still made (ironically) to go ahead with the new law, voted only for by men and only looking at one view- point. Which has sparked the debate as to whether or not men should have had any say in the matter at all.
On the one hand, men might be in a situation where a woman has an abortion with a baby that was made with him involved and he wants a child….
On the other hand, under the new laws, a women may be made to keep a baby where she has been raped, where she is not financially stable, where she has an abusive partner, where the partner may not be there, where she is too young, where she is too old, where she simply doesn’t want a baby, where she might not be in the right place to have a child, where she already has children, where there may be a health issue with wither mother or child, where she her own life to deal with….You get the picture!
Basically, it should be a woman’s right to choose if she wants to have an abortion or not and this should not have been a decision made by these rich and powerful men who have no idea what it’s like to be in a women’s shoes. It should be her body, her rules, and men, no matter who they are, should be supporting the decision that women choose when it comes to making a choice that affects her body and life, way more than it would affect his.