Abortion Debate Shifts to Pregnancy and Fertility as Election Nears

As the 2020 election draws nearer, the debate over abortion rights in the United States is reaching a fever pitch. However, this time around, the focus has shifted from just the act of abortion itself to the broader issues of pregnancy and fertility.

With the recent confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who is seen as a staunch conservative and potential threat to Roe v. Wade, many women are feeling a sense of urgency when it comes to protecting their reproductive rights. This has led to a renewed focus on access to contraception, fertility treatments, and overall reproductive health care.

One of the key issues at play in this debate is the high cost of fertility treatments in the United States. Many women who struggle with infertility are unable to afford treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF), which can cost tens of thousands of dollars and are often not covered by insurance. This has led to calls for greater access to affordable fertility treatments for all women, regardless of their income level.

In addition, there is a growing recognition of the fact that access to contraception is a key factor in preventing unwanted pregnancies and reducing the need for abortion. However, access to contraception is not always easy for women in the United States, with many facing barriers such as cost, lack of insurance coverage, and religious objections from employers or healthcare providers.

As the election nears, both presidential candidates have taken strong stances on these issues. President Trump has vowed to appoint judges who will overturn Roe v. Wade and has sought to restrict access to contraception through policies like the expanded “gag rule” that limits federal funding for family planning clinics that provide abortion referrals. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has pledged to protect and expand access to reproductive health care, including contraception and abortion services.

The stakes are high in this election when it comes to women’s reproductive rights. With the Supreme Court potentially poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and access to fertility treatments and contraception at risk, it is more important than ever for women to make their voices heard at the ballot box. The debate over abortion has shifted to a broader conversation about pregnancy and fertility, and the outcome of this election could have a lasting impact on women’s rights for years to come.