There are very few issues that have divided Americans like abortion. The debate on abortion is one that has been raging for several years. Everything right from deep philosophical issues to legal, religious issues has been discussed. However, all these were put aside in the Texas legislature drafted in 2011 and 2013. The simple issue of how complicated and dangerous abortion could be for a woman’s health was the main issue discussed in this legislation.
Those in favor of the anti-abortion law stated that the procedure had to be done under strict medical supervision. They argued that this law protected women from falling prey to unsafe and scrupulous abortion centers that weren’t regulated. Those who were against this law, stated that the law was made with the sole notion of preventing abortions. They also argued that the law didn’t address the issues of protecting the mental and physical health of the women who undertook that procedure.
As a result of this law, several women who wished to have an abortion were forced to travel long distances to have the procedure. Also they ended up waiting for weeks and had to pay huge amount for the procedure.
The case has been going on for than a quarter of century. In the historic ruling given by the Supreme Court the restrictions put forth by Texas on abortions was reduced from five to three. As the case dragged in the courts for several years, there have been several myths surrounding abortions. The most important factor to remember that abortions are now carried out under strict medical supervision and the health of the woman is give prime importance. Studies reveal that all the myths surrounding abortions like that it leads to cancer, results in depression and reduces fertility are totally false and baseless. Studies also claim that woman who wished for and got abortions felt a profound sense of relief.