By Axcel Macero
This past year, there has been a controversy surrounding abortion and abortion pills. Recently an order was issued that required the FDA not to limit the drug, Mifepristone, in most of the country. It was a lawsuit issued in 17 states by Democratic attorney generals and the District of Columbia. It has created outrage amongst people who have different views. People can be against it or for it.
Some of the reasons people have issues against the pill is safety. There may be mental, physical, and emotional health issues that can occur after receiving the medication. This can include heavy or persistent bleeding, severe abdominal or back pain, or fever. The mental and emotional side effects may have feelings of guilt, anger, shame, stress, remorse or regret, and thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
Other reasons come philosophically among religious people who have a certain way they view life. Pope John Paul II stated, “The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves.”
Thirteen states have banned nearly all abortions in the United States. Pro-choice advocates say that women should be allowed to do what they want with their bodies. Even though most people are in favor of abortion, the percentage against it has a massive impact. Although thirteen states ban abortions, women still get around those bans by traveling to another state where abortion pills are legal and receiving them there. Regardless of how much these states try to enforce those laws; it is difficult to police them. This recent law indicates how this issue will eventually be dealt with by allowing women to have abortions in all states.
How will this affect the country? Will it benefit the country? Many women have an opinion on the issue and should be allowed to voice their opinion. However, this issue will take time to reach its conclusion.