Sonia Bakshi

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This Blog addresses the topic of bodily autonomy in relation to the criminalization of abortion because everyone should be entitled to the right to make their own choices, especially when it comes to their bodies, and even greater, their selves as a whole. With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, the ability to exercise bodily autonomy has never been more obstructed. The Supreme Court has left the nation with the impression that they do not believe women are capable of making decisions about their own bodies or their own futures. Now, it’s important to look into what the ripple effects of this decision will be because it will touch every aspect of our society. While bodily autonomy is a common thread that weaves through many discussion topics, this Blog will focus on how the recent criminalization of abortion affects the exercise of bodily autonomy, specifically in the realms of access to healthcare and the effects on women in the carceral system.