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.
Many woman would have traveled to a state where abortions were legal but this was not an option for Roe because she did not have the finances to do so. "She claimed that the Texas statutes were unconstitutionally vague and that they abridged her right of personal privacy, protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendment." She also said that "she would sue on half of herself and all other women"(The Ethics of Abortion 14). Mr. Justice Blackmum understood that abortion was not a problem that could be answered over night,... ... middle of paper ... ...bara H. and David M. O'Brien. Abortion and American Politics.
One woman changed history forever after a simple lie that she told just to save herself from having an unplanned child. If the law of 1959 still existed today with mandatory court cases for each abortion situation the teenagers and the women who do not desire ... ... middle of paper ... ...ress, 1993. Molk, Yuda. Common Sense About Abortion: The Issue Dividing America. Washington D.C.: Common Sense Press, 1992.
Abortion: opposing viewpoints. San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Print. Brown, James. "Study findings from Linkoping University broaden understanding of induced abortion.." New York Times 22 Apr.
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.
From Choice to Reproductive Justice: De-Constitutionalizing Abortion Rights. The Yale Law Journal Vol. 118, No. 7, 1394-1432.
Abortion is the “deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.” Under the Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, abortion was legalized in the United States in 1973 (Linton, 2012, p. 181). “Right to life” is simply that human being has the right to live and should not be killed by another human being. Human pregnancy contains a fetus which is a life of a child. Is abortion a way of killing someone? Having an unwanted pregnancy is completely understandable, but terminating a fetus is a wrongful thing to do.