Updated: Jun 2, 2019
Women have been suffering under the worldwide laws of a patriarchy society. Depending on where you live in the world you may not have the right vote, speak in public, forced to wear clothing, or even no choice over a medical procedure performed on your body. However, Illinois State Senate looked to make a change. On late Friday night, The Illinois Senate approve the bill 34-20 in favor the abortion legislation. Governor J.B. Pritzker has made it clear of his support of the bill. When measure is signed by the Governor, The bill establishes the “fundamental right” of a women to have an abortion and states that a “fertilized egg, embryo or fetus does not have independent rights,” according to Chicago Tribune. Now, Women have to ask themselves a question. Will this law do more harm than good for the community of women?
Sometimes, we're blinded by the necessary change to the laws, people will overlook the potential damages of individuals that can take advantage of a situation. The induction of "fundamental right" is a great step in the right direction for women's rights over their bodies. However, the passing of the bill in its current form, will do away with protection for pregnant women. First, an individual can not be charged with murder when causing a woman to lose her unborn child through direct violence or drug corporation will not longer by held responsible for medicine that contribute to side effects which directly augments the development of the baby. Secondly, It repeals the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975, consent, waiting periods, criminal penalties for physicians who perform abortions and other restrictions on facilities where abortions are performed.
The Reproductive Health Act or known as "fundamental right" is being strongly supported by State Sen. Melinda Bush. She said, “I believe, frankly, there’s a war against women’s rights going on.” She continued reported by Chicago Tribune, “We’re not going back, We’re not going back to coat hangers, we’re not going back to dying. We’re not going back. And I am proud to say Illinois is a beacon. For women’s rights, for human rights.” Sen. Bush goal is to have the Reproductive Health Act to treat abortions "like every other medical procedure,"she said.
State Sen. Melinda Bush quest for change is a notable one. However, abortion can not be treated like any other medical procedure. We are not talking about a process to remove a boil or tonsillectomy. Abortion involves a life of an unborn child and there are too many variables involved to treat this like any other medical procedure. I believe women need to approached this with compassion, unconditional love, and understanding which they can only provide.
In conclusion, I believe women should be allowed to make the final decision about abortion among themselves and it should be accepted as law. Remember, women to make what's best for your community and do not cut off the noses to spite the face.