Every woman should be able to make this decision on her own. The argument that women shouldn’t be able to have abortions is tainted in misogyny, argues Amanda Marcotte of Salon. Polling suggested that people who disagreed with the practice saw women as housewives and men as better decision-makers when it came to abortion. In fact, women are quite competent when making this decision. Those that are denied the procedure see their likelihood of being unemployed triple after six months, while the chance of living below the poverty line quadruples. Women that are able to have abortions don’t see this downturn in their lifestyles.
The Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade verdict, which allowed abortion, is rightly starting to lose support from Americans as their understanding of the procedure grows, suggests Lauren DeBellis Appell of Fox News. Advances in ultrasound technology have allowed doctors to show pregnant women what their fetuses look like. Of over 75,000 pregnancies, where the mother was either open to or seriously considering getting an abortion, these images persuaded over 58,000 to keep their babies. Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of abortion, even among Democrats, of which 56% now prefer a ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy.