No More Abortion?
by ewolf2 on September 13, 2013 - 5:21pm
Kate Pickert writes about the effects abortion activists have on the American society. There has been a dramatic decrease in the number of doctors willing to perform abortions from 1981 to 2008. Because of this decrease, “abortion rates changed from about 30 per 1,000 women in 1982 to about 20 per 1,000 women in 2008 according to Guttmacher, a non-profit organization to improve abortion rights.” (Pickert 2013) Due to this decrease, abortion rates have also lowered. Pro-life activists believe all babies should be born no matter the age or readiness of the mother. Abortion clinics are often in danger because pro-life activists take to many violent actions to stop abortions from happening. Doctors must have their guard on at all times outside the clinic. Conservative states like Mississippi have made it almost impossible to perform abortions there. Overall, those who choose to have an abortion and perform one have a very hard time of completing it.
I found this article to be very surprising. I did not know pro-life activists have become overwhelmingly higher than the amount of pro-choice activists. Pickert’s article had a lot of useful knowledge and displayed a great view on the Pro-choice activist’s viewpoint. She did a great job with providing accurate and relevant evidence by giving statistics about abortion rates and pro-life to pro-choice ratios. Although the writer showed her point of view, she gave much sympathy towards the doctors and patients at abortion clinics. Pickert wants the younger generations to get involved with the pro-choice movement. She makes a good point because she understands where pro-choice people are coming from since it’s their own body and they should have the freedom to make that choice. In order for women to have an abortion and have doctors who will perform the procedures, there needs to be individuals who will continue to be activists for the pro-choice movement.
Pickert, K. (2013). What Choice?. Time, 181(1), 40-46.