Abortion Clinics Are in a Steep Decline

An abortion clinic in Kentucky represents the future of America.

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As of November 14th, Kentucky only has one abortion Clinic. In Louisville, Kentucky, the EMW Women’s Surgical Center serves countless women in executing a safe, medical abortion. This clinic is a representative of the trend in our nation because, similar to how Kentucky is down to only one abortion clinic, there is a rapid decrease in the number of abortion clinics in America. In 1996, there were a total of 452 clinics nationwide, but by 2014, the number had been reduced to 272.

A view outside the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, that shows protesters lined up, and escorts ready to lead patience into the building.

A CNN story takes a look at the last remaining clinic in Kentucky , on what looks to be a typical day. Upon arrival, they quickly see a slew of protesters with signs reading, “Babies Are Murdered Here” and “Abortion. An American Holocaust.” These signs are not as harsh when compared to the hateful slurs that are thrown at women and couples as they try to enter the clinic. Although not all pro-life protesters are like this, extremist protesters, like these often get so violent and rowdy, that this surgical center has implemented escorts to protect patients as they enter. According to the article, escorts are often stepped on, verbally banished to hell, and one was even told that he was “a reincarnation of a plantation slave owner.” This represents just a few of the struggles that women face when trying to get an abortion.

The goal of these protesters is to eliminate all abortion as an option. They are very hopeful that this dream will be a reality because they are seeing abortion clinics close throughout the state, and across the nation. Women’s rights to abortion are making a full circle in America. In 1974, a supreme court case, Roe V. Wade, legalized abortions for the entire United States of America. Prior to this, women had to get dangerous abortions performed by amateurs or even themselves. After that, abortion clinics popped up all over, providing safe care for women. However, due to more restrictions on abortion access, clinics are becoming less and less available to those in need. In fact, a federal district judge is considering whether the state’s requirements for an abortion clinic are constitutional. This could create implications for women across the nation. The Kentucky clinic is at risk of being shut down because of potential licensing paperwork issues, which would make Kentucky the only state without an abortion clinic, but possibly not for long.

Abortion is a very sensitive and controversial topic in both society and politics. Abortion can be defined as, the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus. The two stances on abortion are Pro-Life, meaning you believe that the fetus has a right to life and should not be terminated under any circumstances, and Pro-Choice, meaning that you think a woman should have the choice to make her own decision regarding her baby. One of the biggest arguments about Abortion is when the embryo becomes a baby and has life. Some believe that before 24 weeks, the period in which most abortions are usually conducted, the embryo had not yet obtained life, so it is acceptable to terminate it. Others feel that a baby is alive from the moment of conception, so any attempt at termination is equivalent to murder.

Many, but not all, pro-life activists are extremists in their views. An extremist can be defined as, a person who holds extreme political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action. I believe that many of the pro-life activists, like the protesters described in the CNN article are extremists mainly due to religious views, Many of them attribute their stance on abortion to the fact that in the bible, abortion is frown upon because life has already begun. They say it is a sin because an embryo, that should have the same rights as a born child, is being killed. For example, the bible says, “The lord called me from the womb. From the innermost parts of my mother, God named me … and said to me, ‘You are my servant Israel, in whom I’ll be glorified.” Many religious pro-life people say that the bible explicitly mentions that life is present in the womb. Due to this religious stance, these extremist will often say that women who get an abortion will go to hell. They also say that god is frowning on them and will not walk with them in life. Also, as previously mentioned, some physically and verbally assault the women who are trying to get an abortion.

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8 Responses to “Abortion Clinics Are in a Steep Decline”

  1. rosewater on January 3rd, 2018 1:00 pm

    I’m against abortion all the way, I feel clinics should be shut down because if you know what you’re doing that creates a baby then you know what comes with it. A baby doesn’t ask to be created then killed.

  2. zumie15 on January 8th, 2018 11:52 am

    I agree with @rosewater because woman know what they are doing and they know the consequences when having unprotected sex.

  3. Donkey Kong on January 22nd, 2018 9:25 am

    I dont agree with abortion. When you start a life with someone… You are responsible for your actions and decisions. A baby has no choice, no decisions to make.. So bringing a baby into this world then deciding to end his life is just wrong.. nobody deserves that. If you dont want a baby then dont try to begin with. Some peoples mindsets just really make me wonder and disgust me..

  4. Donkey Kong on January 22nd, 2018 9:27 am

    I disagree, A baby has no choice or decision unlike an adult. If you dont want a child then dont start to begin with.. Its very messed up and just wrong to bring a child into this world and to take him out. Use protection or get on birth control if you dont want a child.. There are ways to prevent having a baby so theres no need to bring a baby into this world and kill it.. thats very wrong.. some peoples mindsets just make me wonder and disgust me..

  5. cupcake on January 22nd, 2018 10:51 am

    I have a strong opinion on Abortion. I don’t believe in abortion, I feel like it shouldn’t exists. I agree with the fact that women know what they’re doing we are in a more advanced century where birth control exists and condoms to prevent and protect our self from having a baby. And if you aren’t mature enough to take care of your self and have a kid when your prepared to than simply don’t have sex.. most women don’t think like I do, it’s not even us who suffer it’s the kids that do.

  6. .sleepy on January 31st, 2018 12:39 pm

    I believe a female is free to do as she pleases with what is hers, like her body and HER child. If she choses not to have it then she can get rid of it. Nobody has the rights to tell anyone else what to do with what is theirs. Let females do what they want with what is theirs and stop getting involved with things that do not concern you in any way whatsoever.

  7. puppylove on February 1st, 2018 8:14 am

    I believe abortions isn’t right. I also believe that people who are raped should be able to have the choice of keeping it or aborting just because they didn’t ask for it. In other situations where women aren’t careful that’s just being irresponsible and you shouldn’t kill an innocent child because of it. There are many ways to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

  8. QueennnM on February 1st, 2018 8:48 am

    I believe abortions should be a protected medical option for some women because it all depends on the woman if they like to keep it or not, yes I agree it’s depressing have to kill a baby that was maybe by accident but sometimes it’s not in women’s hand sometimes if raped.

    It’s really disturbing what these females or couples have to deal and tolerate with when walking into the abortion clinic in Kentucky, it’s not right and it’s the females business to handle. You never know what they have been through.

    I am completely against the fact that soon the last abortion clinic will close down and females may have to be pressured to either keep the baby or waste allot of money and/or gas to travel out of town or such to make a better decision for themselves.

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