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Today I Learned... About the Anti-Abortion Bill in Georgia

Abortion has always been a controversial topic in the United States ever since the famous Roe vs. Wade case in the 70s that protected women's rights to abortions. However, the topic is under more heat than ever. In many Republican states, politicians are advocating for creating highly restrictive bills on abortion or even banning it altogether.

A recent example of these restrictive bills occurred in Georgia. A law was passed that made it so that fetuses are considered people; this makes it so that having an abortion could be a criminal offense. However, this means that people with miscarriages could also be charged guilty of an offense also. How is this fair? It isn't. It's as simple as that. This is why Georgia's own senator spoke out against this bill. She herself struggled through 7 miscarriages and argued vigorously against this bill.

I think that it is not fair for individual states to try to get rid of abortion. It would be going against the 14th Amendment which was even supported in court by the Roe vs. Wade case. In what world does a state have more authority than the country that governs it? There has always been a struggle between state and federal power whether it was back in 1828 with the Tariff of Abominations to the great debate over slavery in the 1860s. The United States, as a country, has always had many conflicting views simply because of the diverse background and cultures of the people that reside in it. This manifests itself in the the debates over abortion today.




Sources:

Clark, Dartunorro. “Anti-Abortion Bills Mount as GOP-Led States Angle for Supreme Court Fight over Roe v. Wade.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group,

www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/anti-abortion-bills-mount-gop-led-states-angle-supreme-court-n1004366.