Abortion Throughout History

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Abortion Has No Excuse Abortion has taken the lives of more than 50 million babies since 1973 (“About Abortion”). The issue of abortion is one of the most common controversial issues in American politics and culture. In modern society, many women that have an unintended pregnancy and they result to abortion without researching other options. Abortion is not a substitute for birth control and this issue should be taken seriously. The individual woman needs to understand that by agreeing to have an abortion she is agreeing to kill an innocent fetus. Abortion rips the unborn child from his or hers right to life. Society needs to let women see through the eyes of the fetus and find alternative ways to raise the baby. Abortion should be illegal because childhood begins at conception, not at birth. Abortion History According to Google, abortion is derived from the latin root aboriri or abortio, meaning to miscarry, and is defined as ending a pregnancy by the removal from the uterus of a fetus or embryo before viability. Abortion techniques developed as early as 1500 BC when an Egyptian doctor suggested the idea of an induced abortion. Because abortion is the removing of a human embryo, abortion is considered homicide. As early as the 13th century, abortion has been treated like a crime, punishable by hanging. Well into the 19th century abortion remained an offense because you are killing off an innocent embryo that is the cause of certain actions you decide to partake in.(“Abortion Procon.org”). Later on in the 1840’s, the number of abortions among married women skyrocketed ("Transactions of the Washington Obstetrical and Gynecological Society"). Soon many U.S states began to ban abortions as they realized the medical implication... ... middle of paper ... ...ference Center. Web. 25 Apr. 2014 Roe v. Wade , US Supreme Court, lp.findlaw.com, Jan. 22, 1973 "Should abortion be legal in cases of rape and incest?." The Premier Online Debate Website. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2014. -of-rape-and-incest> "StandUpGirl: Changing hearts and saving lives through abortion alternatives." Live Action News RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2014. . "Transactions of the Washington Obstetrical and Gynecological Society."Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2014. Wilson, Brian. "Counterpoint: Outlawing Abortion." Points Of View: Abortion (2013): 6. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.
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