The abortion debate in the United States has been heating up in recent weeks, as calls for a ban on certain pills used to terminate pregnancies have become louder.
The debate has been further fueled by the execution of a woman in Texas last month, who was convicted of murder after taking a pill to end her pregnancy.
The woman, named as Lisa Montgomery, was the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 67 years. Her case sparked an outcry from activists, who argue that she was a victim of a broken system that discriminates against women and demonizes those who seek abortions.
Now, anti-abortion activists are pushing for a ban on certain pills used to induce abortions, such as mifepristone and misoprostol. Although these drugs are available with a prescription, some states have moved to criminalize their use, arguing that they are unsafe and can be used to perform “back-alley abortions.”
Proponents of the ban argue that it will protect women from dangerous, unregulated abortions. However, opponents argue that it is simply another attempt to restrict access to abortion, which is a constitutionally protected right in the United States.
The debate is likely to continue to heat up in the coming months, as activists on both sides of the issue continue to fight for their causes.