Class of 2024Ny, Ny
AboutHello! My name is Ecora Jahan and I choose my polygence project on law and policy making. After this mentorship I plan or creating an organization and writing research papers.
- "The logistical breakdown of Abortion restrictions and their impact on women’s bodily autonomy rights." with mentor Lisa (Oct. 24, 2023)
The logistical breakdown of Abortion restrictions and their impact on women’s bodily autonomy rights.
Started July 17, 2023
Abstract or project description
Before Roe v. Wade, women would resort to unsafe practices to terminate their pregnancy; as a result, this soon became illegal, causing distress for women with unwanted pregnancies. To begin with, Jane Roe sued Texas district attorney Henry Wade in 1970, arguing that the state's abortion legislation violated the First, Fifth, Fourth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments and was unconstitutional. When the court overturned Roe, it gave the states the ultimate decision on whether abortion should be banned. Some states made it harder for women to access an abortion within a specific time range because of cultural and religious ideals. Religion, especially Christianity, seemed to overpower the court and influence legislators while making such decisions For example, the Supreme Court has six conservative justices: four, are conservative Christian white men, one Christian African American man, and one white conservative Christian woman. CNN states that Conservative Supreme Court justices have indicated they are willing to overturn abortion rights. Many Christians believe having an abortion would be immoral because they think life begins at conception and goes against God's teachings. With these restrictions implemented by the government, many women and children face repercussions such as life-threatening risks, racial stigmatization, and limited information about sex education. In conclusion, there must be a supreme court system that acknowledges the effects of bodily autonomy restrictions and more financial support for women's clinics, planned parenthood, and other fundraisers.