According to an article written by Michael W. McConnell, “the reasoning of Roe v. Wade is an embarrassment to those who take constitutional law seriously, even to many scholars who heartily support the outcome of the case (p. 136).” The first reasoning behind the decision is based on the “right of privacy” and that it is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy. But the right of privacy is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution, as many would agree. Connell says that judges have found at least the roots of that right in the First Amendment, Ninth Amendment, ... ... middle of paper ... ... No one ever thinks that rape will happen to them, but if it did, your decision now and your decision at that time may be different. Ultimately, should a woman have the right to choose between terminating her pregnancy and a potential life, or continuing with the pregnancy? Bibliography Fast Facts: History of U.S.
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According to an article on a women’s history web site abortion laws started developing in the 1820’s “forbidding abortion after the forth month of pregnancy”(Lewis, 2004). It also states that “most abortions had been all but outlawed by 1900”(Lewis, 2004). In 1965, all fifty states banned abortion. Of course there is always an exception to the rules a loophole if you will, you can still have an abortion if it would “save the life of the mother, in case of rape or incest, or if the fetus was deformed” (Lewis). It was not until 1973 that the Supreme Court ruled most existing state abortion laws unconstitutional via the case of Roe vs. Wade.
Abortions in Texas represent 7% of all abortions in the United States.”(Jones, Zolna, Henshaw, and Finer). Some argues that favors abortion focus in the mother’s rights to choose what to do in her body, and opponents of abortion focus on the fetus right to life without the discomfort of the mother. In my opinion, abortion should be prohibiting as it increase every day. Abortions are performed legal as well as illegal in which is a criminal action against the laws of the United States, also there are physiological, emotional, and physical consequences in women who perform an abortion, and mainly because by murdering the fetus it denies the right of life to a child. According to Texas Statues Abortion enacted in 1857, Article 1191, describes how a women will be punish to “not less than two nor more than five years” in jail if with her consent an abortion is performed.
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Consequently, each one side can say with assurance that alternate isn't right. Accordingly the inquiry remains; should premature birth be lawful? Though many people may disagree on this fact that only legalized abortion is the only way woman’s still have their right. One just needs to investigate American history to see the effects of denying premature births to ladies. The viciousness which happens today because of the for/against life conflicts is minimal in comparison to the many sad ladies who turned to the unlawful illegal abortions either self-incurred or performed by the backroom "experts" which resulted in infection, huge blood misfortune, and death.
In the United States, the issue of abortion is extremely controversial that matters to not only medical field but also political and social fields. Pro-life (illegal abortion) advocates state that; life begins at conception, so the fetus is entitled to have a full human right to live; abortion is a crime of murder; women should use contraceptives in the means of preventing pregnancies; abortion increases the likelihood of future side-effects. On the other hand, pro-choice (legal abortion) advocates argue that; it is women’s rights to control their own bodies without any interference; abortion does not kill a baby, but just ends a pregnancy; modern abortion is safe because it is performed by professions in a safe setting; women who choose abortion do not have ability to raise children. These two sides over the issue are strained since long time ago. However, again, v... ... middle of paper ... ...ational Library of Medicine, Spring 2009.
Later, after the verdict, Roe stated that she was never raped and only wanted an abortion for her own convenience. On January 11,1973 Doe v. Bolton and Roe v. Wade cases ultimately stated, ?that an abortion, even when the unborn is seven, eight, or nine months old (after conception), can be performed for virtually any reason, including the mother?s emotional stress caused by her pregnancy as long as it is done by licensed physician,? (Beckwith and Geisler 49). Before 1973 the American Law Institute (ALI) held three conditions for legal abortions; rape or incest, fetus would be deformed, and women?s mental or physical health was in great danger (Radl 33). Webster?s Dictionary defines execution as, ?to put to death in accordance with a legally impose sentence,?
The only way a woman was able to have an abortion was if two or more physicians agreed that the procedure was necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman. In the late 1960s, state legislatures recognized changes in public opinion and began to reconsider the abortion legislation. In 1973, the U.S Supreme Court, in Roe v. Wade, ruled abortion as a sight under the United States Constitution. The case of Roe v. Wade was an important turning point in the public health policy. Before 1973, the state of Texas prohibited legal ... ... middle of paper ... ...lable in the U.S. Clinton also changed the “Mexico City Policy” which was passed by the Reagan administration that prohibited and to international family planning programs that supported abortion.
Abortion Women may have an abortion for a variety of reasons, but in general they choose abortion because a pregnancy at that time is in some way wrong for them. “Abortion is the removal of a fetus from the uterus before it is mature enough to live on its own” (Kuechler 1996). When this happens spontaneously we call it a miscarriage. Induced abortion is brought about deliberately by a medical procedure that ends pregnancy. Legal abortion, carried out by trained medical practitioners, is one of the most common and safest surgical procedures.