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The Pursuit of Happiness for Women

July 19, 2014 by  
Filed under General

In 1970 a “Jane Roe” filed suit against the state of Texas when she was not permitted to have an abortion. The child in question was a product of rape, and “Jane Roe” did not want to hold with her the harsh reminder of what had occurred to her. Texas granted her an injunction, but they kept the law forbidding women to have abortions. “Jane Roe” and her attorneys Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington appealed the case and took it to the Supreme Court.

What happiness can an abortion provide women is a question demanding to be asked.

Women deserve to have the option of abortion not only because it is their right under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and because it is their constitutional right to privacy, but also to ensure a better happier future for themselves. In today’s society women are more upwardly mobile than ever and education and career are no longer taboo considerations. A woman’s practicing her right to choice can be due to a myriad of situations; she could have been raped, she could be too young to consider herself a mother, she could be financial unable to support a child, or she can be too busy at trying to keep up with the men in the job market.

Women are no long debilitated by pregnancy. Unfortunately, pregnancy can unexpectedly occur even if you are using contraceptives, but where as a man does not need to concern himself with this a woman does. Abortion is not going to be a business woman’s singular form of birth control but it is a safety net to fall back on. Abortion can keep a John Hopkins student from swapping medical school for a serving job that makes enough money to buy formula. Abortion can keep women who can to make advancements in science after from quitting midway achieving their bachelor’s degree.

Although it is still a very heavy moral issue and it is one that no woman can deny is difficult. Every woman understands the gravity of the situation and no woman can make it with out feeling the burden of it on her shoulders forever. Student and business women will think about there decision from the moment they step out of the clinic to the moment their last breathe it is drawn, but they made that decision in the belief that were pursuing something great.

It is unjust to make women slaves to their biology. Men have no hindrances due to their biological make up, whereas women have menstruation, menopause, and pregnancy to work through. The Roe v. Wade decision was a pivotal moment in women’s struggle to overcome obstacles she faces to keep up with men.

It has been said that, “man is born free and everywhere else he is in chains.” Woman isn’t given that luxury. Woman is born into the slavery of her sex and she fights to break free from that chain. Roe v. Wade put a chink in the chain.

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