Reproductive Rights by John E. Ferguson

By John E. Ferguson

From abortion protests to fights approximately acceptable intercourse schooling in colleges to debates over the 'morning-after' tablet, questions surrounding reproductive rights are ever found in cutting-edge global. With perspectives that fluctuate largely on all subject matters, observers are usually left with conflicting messages approximately how society may still strategy those matters. may still pharmacists have the ideal to disclaim ladies entry to contraception since it violates their consciences and private ideals? should still colleges be allowed to coach approximately masturbation and applicable condom utilization? What are mom and dad' roles in regulating their kid's sexual actions? "Reproductive Rights" examines those well timed concerns, and plenty of extra, from a number of issues of view

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19 The courts have recognized that while the First Amendment protects a person’s right to free speech, that right stops where another person’s right starts. 20 Government should not interfere with a woman’s choice. It is not always private organizations that attempt to limit a woman’s right to access an abortion. In some cases, the government creates some of the biggest barriers for women. At the end of 2008, 24 states had mandatory waiting periods between when a woman discussed an abortion with her doctor and when the abortion occurs.

In rural areas, women who are refused birth control at their local pharmacy may have to travel long distances to another store, which could restrict their access altogether. ”* In 2007, Texas Governor Rick Perry ignited a controversy when he issued an executive order mandating that all girls going into the sixth grade be immunized against the human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cancer. Within hours, officials were receiving calls from around the state from angry parents who did not want their daughters getting the vaccination.

Yet in the 1923 case of Meyer v.  .  .  . ”9 Two years later, another education lawsuit made its way to the Supreme Court. In Pierce v. Society of Sisters, a family fought to have their child attend a private school, in violation of an Oregon law that required all students to go to public school. ”10 These cases show the Court’s clear preference for leaving the authority of the family structure intact. In 1944, the Supreme Court reviewed a case concerning the religious-liberty rights of parents to direct the faith of their children.

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