The topic of women’s access to abortion has been in the news a lot lately. With the recent reversal of Roe vs. Wade, understanding the details is essential.
In this article, we hope to equip you with the facts of how abortion laws are shifting and bring assurance that women are not in danger of dying due to lack of abortion access.
How Are Abortion Laws Shifting?
With the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, The Supreme Court did not outlaw abortions in America. The ruling instead allows each state to create and uphold abortion laws that best represent their voters.
Some state lawmakers have chosen to reaffirm existing laws, while others have passed new legislation limiting the timeframe for elective abortions can be performed.
Are Women Protected?
The claim that women could die if left without open access to abortions is not true. An abortion is a procedure to terminate a pregnancy, but this is not the same as medically resolving rare pregnancy complications.
Complications in which a woman would need her pregnancy removed include ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy is a rare but dangerous pregnancy complication. It occurs when the pregnancy begins to grow and develop outside of the uterus. Without medical attention, an ectopic pregnancy can cause life-threatening internal bleeding.
Women will still be able to have their ectopic pregnancy removed in all 50 states following the reversal of Roe. Including states that have banned elective abortions altogether.
Empowering Your Choices
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