The video below provides some basic facts and knowledge about abortion that are accurate regardless on your take on the subject. Before exploring the rights associated to the topic I think it is crucial to understand exactly what it is. So much conflict can be reduced with education and understanding. Excluding the actual information about abortion processes, this video also denounces common misconceptions and provides meaningful statistics on the results of abortion laws. One aspect that I think is important to take note of is that areas with increased abortion laws do not decrease the number of abortions that take place, but increase the number of deaths resulting from abortions. The lack of safe and accessible abortion clinics results in around 68,000 deaths and 5 million disabilities from abortion each year. The last part of this video that I want to highlight is that sexual education and access to contraception have been most effective in decreasing abortions by decreasing unwanted pregnancies.
As an 18 year old female at a prestigious, liberal arts university, abortion is a topic that I find not only relevant and important, but also crucial to the future of our country and its people. My pen name "CallJane" comes from an initiative in the 1970's called the Jane Collective. This was an underground service in Chicago that trained women in performing safe abortions and created a network for women to locate this service. This collective was created due to the increasing prominence of unsafe abortions that resulted from making abortion illegal in the United States. When a woman needed help, she was told to call Jane.