The subject of abortion has created some of the most controversial, social, and moral debates in United States history. On Jan. 22, 1973, in the case Roe Vs. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled that it was a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion during the first trimester of the pregnancy (The Ruling). Still other interest groups argue that human life begins at conception and having an abortion is murder to an unborn child. These opposing viewpoints create a delicate political and social debate in which the lives of unborn children are placed in the center. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the RU 486 “abortion pill”, citing that the “overall safety of the pill is excellent”(Food and Drug). This scientific development has the potential to make abortions much more accessible and private to American women. I believe that the abortion pill harbors great qualities for women who choose abortion, yet is an enormous medical setback because it will cost the lives of so many more unborn children.
Abortion challenges the civil rights of the mother and the fetus, which she bears and under certain circumstances, abortion may be the most appropriate or suitable action to take. It is acceptable to have an abortion to stabilize and maintain a lifestyle. Abortion is their choice and they will not be stuck with a limitation on their life. One can either have an abortion, keep the child and raise it, or give the child for adoption; nonetheless it is the choice of the woman. It is a woman 's choice to have a baby or not, and if unplanned, she should also have the choice to keep it or to take action to change her situation. Unwanted pregnancies occur in many women in the United States, currently about fifty-one percent of over six million pregnancies
In the year March 1970, a woman dubbed Jane Roe took federal action against Texas abortion laws. These laws prevented Roe from terminating her pregnancy because abortions were only allowed in the scenario that the fetus was harming the life of the mother (Rosenbaum 63). Because Roe wasn’t in any way harmed by her pregnancy, she could not get an abortion. “Roe believed that TX statutes were unconstitutionally vague and that they abridged her right of personal privacy, protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments” (Rosenbaum 64). She wanted an abortion done professionally in a clean and safe environment (Rosenbaum 63). Women before the legalization of abortion would resort to unsafe methods to terminate their baby (Tribe 113).
There are a lot of debates surrounding the term, “Abortion.” Some believe that abortion is a choice, while others groups like conservatives believe that it is a Sin, and should be illegal. Individuals have their own reasons to why they want to get an abortion, and that should not be limited by legislators. Abortion should be legal because it is the individual right whether to have a baby or not regardless of their situation. The second reason is in the case of rape and incest, the third reason is, whether the individual is capable of caring for the baby.
Another argument is made with the previous point: instead of abortion, have somebody adopt the child. I do not think that this is a good idea because the world is already overpopulated, and I feel that we shouldn’t have to try and help every single person live just because they have the right to live. I know this sounds heartless, but we are slowly running out of natural resources, and having a world that is rapidly increasing in human population will only worsen matters. If a woman does not want to go through the process of being pregnant and trying to decide what to do with the child if she cannot keep it, then she should have the choice to get an abortion.
Abortion, defined as the intentional termination of a pregnancy, is one of the most highly debated liberties of all time. Approximately one to three million abortions are performed each year. Women receive abortions for reasons such as rape, teen pregnancy, and health concerns. Unfortunately, it is a liberty that some still wish to eradicate due to religious beliefs and misconceptions. Abortion should remain a legal option for women because illegal abortions result in far more fatalities, religion does not serve as grounds for a law, and most importantly, there is no conclusive evidence that a fetus is equal to a human being.
On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that women had a constitutional right to abort their pregnancies. American society was firmly positioned into one if two camps, pro-choice or pro-life, with very little room for middle ground. Whatever side one may find itself, it is important to see the results of this decision, and reflect on the past 3 decades of legal abortions. Roe v. Wade is considered a landmark case of women’s rights, fostering a new generation of women capable of determining their own paternity, however, this Supreme Court case was not the beginning of the debate and is certainly not the end.
The controversial topic of abortion has been around for many centuries. However, the debate between pro life and pro choice really began after the 1973 Roe v. Wade case. Jane Roe was an unmarried woman who wanted to end her pregnancy safely and legally. Previously to this time abortions were deemed unethical and illegal, only to be performed if the mother-to-be’s life was at risk or if she had been raped. The Supreme Court looked at plenty of cases and drew on decades worth of case law about, not only abortion, but fundamental human rights as well. Times were changing drastically, and there was a nationwide push to get rid of laws that had been in place since before the turn of the century. The Supreme Court finally reached a decision, recognizing “that a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her pregnancy deserves
In 1973, Texas pregnant resident by the name “Jane Roe” to protect her identity wanted to get an abortion. Texas had a law that stated women couldn’t get an abortion unless it was to save a pregnant woman's life otherwise it was criminalized. Roe challenged Texas law and brought it to the District Court. A licensed physician by the name of Hallford who had two abortion prosecutions pending intervened helping Roe standing to sue. Another childless married couple ‘the Does’ also helped Roe attacking the law at the District courts.
Although abortion is considered one of those things that is terrible to do, some mothers-to-be feel it is the best option for them and others feel it is not an option at all. It appears there are many different reasons that a woman would get an abortion. Some seem like they should not be done, but others are very understandable. Abortion is one of the most discussed and controversial topics in the United States. To be pro-choice means to want abortion to be legal and available to women. To be pro-life means to not want abortion to be legal and all babies to be born. There are many opinions published by many different people, and in order to completely understand which side of the issue to believe in, a person must know both sides of the situation. It is something that presidents discuss and share their views on while campaigning for election. There has been lots of controversy over abortion as to whether it should be legal or to what extent, or whether it should be legal at all. My personal opinion is that people should not have abortions, but I do believe that mothers-to-be should have the right to have them since we do have the resources available. It is easy to say one way or the other on the issue of abortion, but I think the key thing is to be able to back up your...
Imagine that you are sixteen years old and have plan to go to college to become a doctor and you find out one day that you're pregnant. So you then plan to get an abortion before it ruins your future. This is a choice that 1.2 million teens have to face. This rate is slowly decreasing. Abortion is the removement of a fetus from the uterus. This process happens in a couple methods around the world. It is most common to have this procedure done in the first and second trimester. Abortion should be legal and available to all women because the women should have the right to choose if she wants to have a child, if it won't ruin her future, and if she can financially support the child.
For years, abortion has been an extremely controversial subject. One important aspect of the controversy is whether a woman should be permitted by law to have an abortion and under what circumstances. Another is whether laws should protect the unborn. History has shown that whenever abortion had been prohibited, women still attempted and succeeded in obtaining illegal abortions. Unfortunately, they have suffered serious health reasons or died in the process.
Abortion should be legalized if the mother or her child are at risk. Abortion allows woman to get control of her life back, but, it can be argued as an immoral practice. In order to allow abortion when needed, but keep pro-life advocates happy, I believe woman should give birth, if possible, and let their baby be adopted. Adoption is a loving alternative to aborting the baby; it gives the child a home and a future, and the mother can go on with her life. Adoption may not be foolproof, but I believe this would be an effective solution to the