In recent weeks, Alabama and Georgia have passed laws restricting abortions. They join 8 other states who have increased restrictions on abortions in 2019. State legislatures have passed these laws in the hopes that the Supreme Court deem them constitutional, a decision that would overturn the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. The justices who ruled in Roe v. Wade determined that the 14th Amendment grants women the right to privacy which allows them to have the liberty to choose whether or not to have an abortion.
Those who believe that women have a right to privacy when considering an abortion argue that the government should not be involved in this decision. They argue that an abortion is a form of birth control and that people should have the freedom to have one if they wish.
Those who oppose women having a right to privacy to have an abortion argue that a fetus has rights that need to be considered. This side contends that a fetus’ right to exist is more important than the personal choice rights of the mother.
What do you think? Do women have a right to privacy concerning abortions?