Abortion: A Very Hard Choice

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What is an abortion? Abortion is the removal of a non –fully developed fetus, inside of the womb. Abortion is a high controversial issue that is being debated in the United States, as robin toner said in the New York Times “ the debate of abortion has been pushing back over the years. I am not for or against it but I do believe that a woman should be able to make her own choice c considering her circumstances. Statistics show that 4 in 10 pregnancies are terminated by abortions. Each year, two percent of women aged 15–44 have an abortion People against abortion might say that the government should take the right of it being the woman’s choice to choose to abort or continue with the pregnancy. Those people for abortion might say that the government should have no say in the woman’s choice. Abortion is an issue that many people wonder whether or not it can be justified. Can taking a life of an unborn child possibly be a good thing? The debate over abortion is really debating over human nature. Who are we to choose whether to stop the life of an unborn human? I think that before starting to write this essay I would have had viewed at only the negative side of this issue, given that abortion takes the life of a living human being can it be justified? While abortions have been going on for many years. Abortions have been legal in the United States since 1973. In January 22, 1973. Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, overturning the Texas interpretation of abortion law in the United States took place, that guaranteed the right for a woman to have an abortion. However, only 15 states in the united stated provided medical coverage for an abortion at the time. This law only allowed for abortions to be made during the first trimest... ... middle of paper ... ...their lifetime. Works Cited "Abortion." Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Nov. 2013. Abortion Bans Without Exceptions Endanger Women's Health." NARAL Pro-Choice America Fact Sheet. Vol. 1. 2012. Rpt. in Are Abortion Rights Threatened? Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. "Abortion: Late-Term/Partial-Birth." Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Boonstra H et al., Abortion in Women’s Lives, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2006. CHESLER, ELLEN. "New Options, New Politics." The American Prospect 12.17 (2001): A12. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Nov. 2013. Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Nov. 2013. Reasons Offered for Abortion." Encyclopedia of Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2010.

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