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Abortion in the Election
With the election only a few weeks away, abortion continues to be an ongoing issue affecting women across the country.
Both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney focus on this controversial subject, constantly taking stabs at each other’s views. President Obama believes it is a woman's right to choose and fully supports the Roe v. Wade decision of the '70s, while Governor Romney's conservative background is evident in his pro- life beliefs.
Many C.U. students have never witness a time when a woman's right to choose to have an abortion did not exist. Women have progressed and been granted the right to make their own decisions for their bodies.
If Governor Romney wins the presidential election, there are many women who believe his views will push women's rights back to where they were just a few decades ago. Rebecca Hascke of Justice For All describes just why she believes Romney's views should be addressed more strongly.
"It is growing and exhibiting characteristics of living organisms, so we know that it is a living organism, and we know that it has human parents," said Hascke.
The threat of losing the right to choose scares many CU students. One female describes just how terrifying that loss could be for the female population.
"Personally, the access to birth control is really essential because I think if birth control were completely accessible all over the world, abortion would be much less of an issue because there would be much less necessity for it," said Hannah Moench.
A recent study done by the National Public Radio, found women prefer President Obama over Governor Romney by over 20%. It will be interesting to see just how the female vote affects the outcome in this year's presidential election.