Human Rights are for everyone. Review the Declaration of Human Rights formed in the 20th Century. In our country we acknowledge fundamental rights and human rights (selectively). In the video above the orator explains that Europe was able to maintain rights for themselves, but not for the rest of the world. The video describes that the rest of the country was conquered and invaded. Do online research to learn about a country or region or a group of people who who are currently not able to express their human rights. Give 2 examples and describe the conditions that does not allow them to have full human rights.
Abortion has been part of family planning since ancient times, with natural abortifacients being found amongst a wide variety of tribal people and in all our written sources. Our earliest texts contain no mention of abortion or abortion law. When it does appear, it is entailed in concerns about male property rights, preservation of social order, and the duty to produce fit citizens for the state or community. The harshest penalties were generally reserved for a woman who procured an abortion against her husband's wishes, and for slaves who produced abortion in a woman of high status. Religious texts often contained severe condemnations of abortion, recommending fees but seldom enforcing secular punishment. As a matter of common law in England and the United States, abortion was illegal anytime after quickening—when the movements of the fetus could first be felt by the woman. Under the born alive rule, the fetus was not considered a "reasonable being" in rerum natura; and abortion was not treated as murder in English law.
In the United States we claim to have a seperation of church and state - which means that the U.S. government cannot establish a religion for the nation. However, our abortion laws and laws about women's reproductive health are in question.
Review the links below and answer the prompts.
What is Roe v Wade and how does it impact the right of a woman to choose? Name and describe three types of restrictions put on women to remove the choice of having an abortion. Who should have the right to determine what a woman does with their own body? Should religious views impact American law making? Why or why not?
Democracy is a way of thinking, a responsibility and agreement between the government and the people. This agreement is based on social and cultural values. In a strong democracy the governing doctrine implies that citizens have the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government, which allows for effective public oversight. Often times this does not happen.
Every day people are fighting for the right for access, full implementation of laws and programs that will increase inclusivity and to be heard. Democracy is not only about being heard or having the ability and interest in speaking about political and social problems. Being in a democracy can also mean that you have an equal position of power as the representatives that, but being listened to. Democracy is when you are given an equal vote on decisions that directly affect you. And when given this tremendous responsibility, people will surprise you. They rise to the occasion and educate themselves on the issues at hand. They also work hard to ensure that the next generation is knowledgeable.