Thus, the fascination with America, the amazement at the intuitive freedom that exists in the society there, the appreciation of open-society is strongly emphasized. But recently the USA Supreme Court passed a landmark judgment reversing the law that made abortion a fundamental right – known as the Row vs. Wade Judgment 1973. American states will now have the power to make abortion legal or illegal. America is a country that once resorted to electric shock treatment to eliminate homosexuality, a country where abortion is not recognized, a country where apartheid has given rise to crime in society – so much has happened in American society – procession This country has changed a lot more than protests, debates on issues.
The history of the USA is not thousands of years old. They have no history for reference. Where to get a reference? A country with a selfish mentality compared to other nations, for which the world outside its own country hardly matters. People have illusions about USA in their minds, some are good and some are narcissistic. The bottom line is that there are so many cultural gaps in this country running towards prosperity and this recent verdict seems to be a leap into the valley of the Dark Ages, which has been called ‘Dark Ages’ in history instead of the future.
One thing we need to understand is that boys and girls who start dating abroad as teenagers are naughty and that is not the case. They date and experience their emotional needs and then choose to make a big decision like marriage – this is their social system and there is nothing wrong with it. It is better to spend your life with a partner who knows you in the same way than to be annoyed by a stranger. The marriage proposal is considered a big event there.
In such a society, at a time when new dimensions of female empowerment are being created, what could be more bogus than depriving a woman of the right to decide for herself what to do with her body? Abortion is a personal choice – a pregnant woman is born, she has to give birth to a child – she has to go through a thousand physical changes – she has to document what to do if she is not mentally or physically or financially ready for the event. Can be determined? You may remember that we used to have abortion advertisements for Rs 150 at a time in India. Many young women and men would either fall ill or die after this process. Our country is still one of the third world countries, we too as a nation are learning a lot over time, although there are no mistakes. But in a so-called modern country like America, such a decision would be a major blow to human rights.
How is it possible to deprive a woman of her right to choose in the 21st century? Motherhood is and should be voluntary – whether a woman decides to use contraceptives or have an abortion can be her personal decision. This is not just about feminist ideology but about women’s emancipation and it would be inappropriate at any time if she did not get her own body. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, abortion can be a medical inevitability – medical science may not be subjective, sometimes there may be circumstances where a medical abortion is the only way to save a woman’s life.
Sexual intercourse before marriage is also natural, in which if a young woman sometimes becomes pregnant and at that time she does not want to give birth to a child for any reason, then this strict law will prevent her from living the life she wants. Anti-abortion legislation can be fatal and has happened in the past. In 2012, Savita Halappanwar, an Indian-origin dentist living in Ireland, was denied an abortion and died of septicmania. Her death sparked protests and eventually led to the passage of an abortion bill under the Health Act in 2018.
While what has happened in the USA has been criticized by human rights groups, it is obvious that this decision is a direct discrimination against women. If half the states in the USA banned abortion, women living there would have to travel long distances or have an unwanted pregnancy to have an abortion. Giving birth to a child is a very personal matter for a woman – it is also annoying to have to write this more than once because this reality is as natural as the sun rises in the east – yet in a developed nation this freedom of personal choice is taken away in the name of law.
Women are not carriers of the fetus so that no laws can be imposed on them regardless of their will or reluctance. In countries where abortion is banned, the number of deaths due to illegal abortions is high. When the abortion ban was lifted in the USA in 1973, teenage girls were able to avoid early marriage and motherhood. There is no denying that at an early age, instead of being overwhelmed by household responsibilities, she finds her own way and now making abortion illegal proves to be a threat to the social order. The step taken by the USA has turned the tide on feminist movements that have been going on for years. Any woman who accepts motherhood has an impact on her decision throughout her life. It is certain that such decisions will prove to be like a closet against the fact that women have to fight constant battles.
By the way: Women in the USA have lost their constitutional right, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 has been implemented in India. Thus, this law came into existence for population control, but under it, women can also get rid of fetuses up to 24 weeks. Although abortion in India requires the approval of a doctor, there are prejudices attached to it and especially if the woman is unmarried. Taking away the right to abortion is like putting a modern twist on it. Without a legal and medically safe abortion, women’s lives would be at greater risk and not only health but also social stigma would be exacerbated. One well-known sitcom has a dialogue, “No Utrus, No Opinion.”