The U.S. Supreme Court, in its historic decision 50 years ago, declared abortion a constitutional right of women. Now reversing that decision, she has withdrawn that constitutional right from American women.
While there has been a stir in the United States over a shocking U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion, there has been an atmosphere of debate around the world. The verdict is shocking because in America, women’s freedom and their freedom are chanted like a mantra. There the ‘Statue of Liberty’ is a symbol of that freedom. In America, the practice of illicit physical relations between men and women has increased so much that without the ease of abortion, it can be difficult for them to live. Aside from that, the demand for abortion facility has also increased because pregnant women die due to a furtive abortion. The reason for the renewed debate around the world on this sensitive and feminine identity issue is due to two types of ideologies in this regard and the division of American public opinion. While former President Donald Trump is in favor of this abortion, President Joe Biden considers it a terrible and sad irony.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in its historic decision 50 years ago, declared abortion a constitutional right of women. Now reversing that decision, she has withdrawn that constitutional right from American women. Much of the United States describes the court’s decision as an eclipse on women’s freedom and this class argues that if a woman has the right to become pregnant, she should also have the right to decide whether or not to have an abortion. President Joe Biden openly supports this class. He described the Supreme Court’s decision as sad and said: “The court has done what had never happened before.” This decision will push the United States back 150 years.
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A dozen U.S. states have announced a ban on abortion. No woman can abort a pregnancy beyond 15 weeks. This court decision has caused outrage across America. There are demonstrations in many provinces and they oppose or support them. In fact, after the new draft abortion law was leaked from the Supreme Court a few months ago, there have been protests in many cities there. Following the verdict, this trend has intensified. The leading leaders of the European nations strongly condemned the decision. The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Grebreyesus, is also concerned about the decision. According to her, it undermines women’s rights and access to health care.
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In describing the Supreme Court decision as a great victory, the anti-abortion class held a “celebration” in many cities. While many Christian leaders, including Bart Barber, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant community in the United States, welcomed the decision, many Jewish organizations said the decision violated Jewish traditions that favor abortion. Well-known American companies have told women who work with them that whenever they want to go to another U.S. state to have an abortion, they will be given all the facilities. Worryingly, while many countries have laws that allow abortion up to a certain period of the fetus, the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door to banning abortion in its own right. Now U.S. states, whether conservative or Republican or pro-Trump, will implement this law immediately. The result would be that women would have no fundamental rights over their bodies.
Demand for abortion facilities has also increased due to the deep interest of the American public in free sex and the death of pregnant women due to stealthy abortions. According to the World Health Organization, there are 25 million unsafe abortions each year, in which 37,000 women lose their lives. Now with the abortion ban, that figure will only increase. Many European countries are preparing to legalize the right to abortion. In India it is legal to abort a pregnancy after 24 weeks or more if it is necessary for the health of the pregnant woman. Indian law is more practical. The abortion law in India has been in force since 1971. Last year, by amending it, the limit for abortion was increased from 20 weeks of pregnancy to 24 weeks. It is necessary from a humanitarian point of view to allow abortion in cases of threat to the health of pregnant women, childbirth with malformation of the child and unwanted pregnancies of rape victims. While a section in India considers abortion to be a very cruel act, let alone think about it, it considers it incorrect and inhumane. It is the belief of this class that those who do this work, do it, and cooperate are guilty of sin. Abortion is killing a living thing. It is the murder of a piece of one’s own liver, the murder of the red of one’s own heart. The result is that the sex ratio of boys and girls in our society is deteriorating. For this reason, boy marriages are not performed today. In India, if abortion is not performed to save a woman’s life, it is a crime under section 312 of the Penal Code of India. Under the Pregnancy Medical Interruption Act of 1971, doctors may perform abortions under certain predetermined conditions. If doctors do not follow these rules, they can be prosecuted under Article 312 of the CPI.
The legal right to abortion is useless when unsafe abortion is the leading cause of maternal death in the country. According to a 2015 report by the Ministry of Family Health and Welfare, 56% of abortions in the country are performed unsafely, resulting in the deaths of about 10 women every day. According to the National Survey of Health and Families (2015-16), only 53 percent of abortions are performed by registered doctors and the rest are performed by nurses, nursing assistants, midwives, relatives or the women themselves. . India’s rural health statistics (2018-19) state that there are 1,351 gynecologists and obstetricians in community health centers in rural India and there is a shortage of 4,002, i.e. there is a 75 percent shortage of qualified doctors.
It is clear that safe abortion services are not available for women due to the lack of qualified medical professionals. That is, women should have the right to abortion, so just enforcing the law will not work. To do this, abortion must be cheap, of good quality and accessible to everyone. Therefore, in addition to removing the legal barriers associated with it, traditional barriers must also be removed. These traditional barriers are created by family members. Data from the National Family Health Survey 4 say that one in seven women in the country was not taken to a hospital during pregnancy because their husbands or family did not consider it necessary. An article published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health in New York states that 48.5% of women in India do not make their own decisions about their health. Yet, if our law is of modern thought, what will be the effect of any decision of America on India? This issue of abortion should be raised both from a legal point of view and from a human point of view, above all female sensitivity should be given priority.
(Author, journalist, columnist)