Women’s Freedom is Slowly Disappearing

Pro-life isn’t pro-life if the lives of women don’t matter.

By Daniela Hernandez, Online Editor

As of May 7th, 2019, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia, a Republican, signed a law that doesn’t allow women to get abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected.  This law is supposed to start in effect in 2020. This is one of the strictest abortion laws passed due to a fetal heartbeat being able to be detected even before a woman even knows she’s pregnant. Georgia is the fourth of 50 states to enact this bill.

Conservative Republicans who are anti-abortion call themselves “pro-life”. But what happens to this life after labor? If women don’t want the baby, they will turn to adoption. More than 690,000 kids in the United States have spent time in foster care, and the government isn’t providing a lot of funding for them. Many get put in foster homes where they get raped and assaulted.

Now Ohio is trying to introduce a bill that incriminates birth control as an abortion.

Jamey Miracle, deputy director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, says, “Birth control pills, IUD’s and other methods of birth control like that – the bill states that any birth control that could act to stop a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus is considered an abortion under this bill.”

This bill isn’t about fixing the abortion issue. This bill is an attack on women. If this is passed, women who have dangerous pregnancies will have no option to get an abortion to survive.