|A Pace Odyssey
On January 22, 2019 New York City passed an updated abortion law by passing a bill in the state. The bill was signed by Governor Andres Cuomo. Which changes some of their previous abortion laws but does not change all.
One of the major changes is that after 24 weeks, if the mother's health is at risk or the fetus is not viable, the baby can still be aborted. Before this bill the law was limited to abort after 24 weeks if the mother's life was at risk. Another part of the law allows other medical practitioners to preform the procedure besides just doctors.
This law gives the mother more time to think and to decide if she wants an abortion. It also allows supports the Roe v. Wade law that states, "Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion, pursuant to this article."
This law has also brought up a lot of commotion, one, because the changing on the wording from "mother's life at risk" to "mother's health at risk" could be a numerous of things and is broad because mental health could be put into that category. Second, the law brings up the brutality in how the procedure is performed because it will be being practiced on 24 week old fetus that are developed enough to look like a child and could live out of a mother's body with medical help if needed.
Do you believe this law should be aloud to get passed within a state? Or do you believe the Government should be in control? Would you feel comfortable living in a state with a law as such? Also do you think the law has greater benefits because of this change? Or greater cons?