Women have always had trouble obtaining equal rights, but the thing women should always have the right to is their own body. Before the 80’s, women had no legal right to contraceptives or abortions. No wonder women were only seen to reproduce. While World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War were going on men were drafted overseas for long periods of time. Before the soldiers left and while they visited home they had sex as much as they could, to their wives or to any woman who would have them. With this much sex going on without any sort of contraceptive, of course women reproduced more often causing the baby boomers.
Before the draft, the government hired enough prostitutes to have sex with all the soldiers who were drafted. That’s not only a lot of money, but that could be a set up to increase the amount of broken homes. What if one of the prostitutes got pregnant by a soldier she didn’t even know? She would automatically have to keep a strangers baby. What if a woman got raped? She too would also have to keep the baby, raise it, and be reminded of the traumatic experience of how it was produced. I don’t think it was fair of the government to not allow women the right to use contraceptives or have abortions. I’m glad that in today’s society, the government gives women equal rights and rights to be pro life or pro choice. I believe an abortion is truly based on the women’s opinion.