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TOPIC: Alabama Abortion Law

Alabama Abortion Law 08 May 2016 22:06 #9737

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Alabama has found another way to strengthen the patriarchal society that we live in. This new legislation means that abortion clinics within 2000 feet of a school must close, for fear that protesters will interfere with children's lives. This distance is similar to that keeping child sex offenders away from schools however this one is doing it in order to make it more difficult to obtain abortions, something that any woman, as autonomous beings deserve a right to. If it is more difficult for woman to obtain abortions then the rate of unwanted pregnancies will increase and these women will be forced into parenthood which can often have significant financial burdens. The male dominated society, especially on the conservative side will benefit from this because if there are more woman having children then there are less woman likely to become successful individuals and over power the men in that field. Alabama is not the only state that has these kinds of laws, for example Texas passed a law about building regulations which in turn shut down several abortion clinics because their hallways for a couple of inches too thin. It is time for the supreme court to take a stand on the conservatives constant push to stop abortions, it infringes on the rights of woman all throughout the country.

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Alabama Abortion Law 22 May 2016 22:50 #9912

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It is very interesting to note how much control politicians want over woman's bodies, and how by forcing woman to have children, even unwanted ones, keeps men in control of society. I have even known of men to speak of wanting to get a woman pregnant just to "keep" her or own her so in their minds no one else would want her. This is very disturbing, but a kind of quietly held belief it seems among some groups of people. As much as a woman may believe having a baby will keep a man around or keep her from being alone, there are enough children born outside of solid families. The idea of creating even more people is actually the most dangerous thought as it is killing our planet (over population). Who knows what it will take to broaden those peoples minds to realize a larger picture then there own narrow thoughts.
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Alabama Abortion Law 22 May 2016 23:38 #9915

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Hi Skyekelly,
I agree with you that society wants to have control over women's right to their own bodies
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Alabama Abortion Law 22 May 2016 23:42 #9916

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Hi Skyekelly,
I agree with you that society wants to have control over women's right to their own bodies. Women should have to right to make their own decisions about what they want to do with their bodies without having politics be involved trying to control their decision.
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Alabama Abortion Law 23 May 2016 02:23 #9918

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I feel this problem relates to another argument about euthanasia. Is it ok to kill others? Are unborn fetuses considered alive? It would be nice for there to be a national ruling, but I just get confused as to why so many people care so much. How affected by abortion clinics are the people of Alabama, that they have to govern their location? I think of this along the lines of religious groups protesting gay marriage, or evolution being taught in the school system. How much does it affect them?
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Alabama Abortion Law 23 May 2016 02:37 #9919

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Hey Dylan, aMy understanding is unborn fetus is not viable outside of the mother until about 25 weeks...that maybe when you could say it is "alive" on it's own possibly. There is a national law, made by the Supreme Court that keeps abortion legal and safe. It is the legislature that allows states to limit that right. I am confused you think it is the same as euthanasia. A fetus is not a viable human, and euthanasia is done to animals never people. People sometimes elect to want to end their own life if they are very ill. To each person you mention, they are deeply affected by laws made to take away their rights or reduce their access to their rights. If you want to deal with facts and not scripture of some kind, that is what is above. If you believe religion (which sadly cant be proven as fact, only in faith) then there is issue with abortion, gay marriage and evolution. But facts pretty much dictate that a fetus is not viable until a certain term, being gay is not a choice, but biological, and evolution, not creationism, is how we became the "human race".
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