Reproductive Rights

Definition - What does Reproductive Rights mean?

Reproductive rights refer to the rights that a person has to decide whether or not they will reproduce. The term "reproductive rights" is commonly used to refer to the right to have an abortion. In the United States, women do have the right to an abortion under certain circumstances.

Justipedia explains Reproductive Rights

The right for women to have abortions was granted in 1973 by a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court. In this ruling, the Supreme Court voted 7-2 in favor of making abortions legal under justification from the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The so-called "pro-life" vs. "pro-choice" debate is still a hot-button issue in America. Many believe that abortion is immoral and even a religious violation, whereas many others believe that it is a basic human right.

For now, women still have the right to get abortions under a certain set of circumstances.

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