Adoption, NOT Abortion

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Nowadays, abortion has become a controversial issue because people are becoming more aware of the issue that abortion brings to society and the individual who is going through the abortion .In recent years, however, society has become very open-minded, and as a result pro-life and pro-choice groups have been able to sway the American public’s view of abortion. Abortion became legal in 1973 when Roe vs. Wade declared that a woman has the right to choose if she wishes to continue with her pregnancy or if she wishes to terminate it. After 38 years of legalization, issues have become prominent and many Americans are becoming pro-life followers and because of this many pro-life groups want Roe vs. Wade to be overturned. Therefore, Roe vs. Wade should be overturned because fetuses are considered to be human beings who do feel pain, abortion causes many side effects to the person is committing it, and the annual abortion rate remains high even though it has been declining.

Anti-abortion groups say that the public opinion has been shifting from pro-choice to pro-life. In 1995 about “56% of the American population considered themselves pro-choice and 33% considered themselves pro-life.” The other “11% were not sure” what they thought of the issue. In 2009, however, society’s views have shifted because now “51% of the American population considered themselves pro-life”, the other “42% consider themselves pro-choice” and the remaining “7% are still unsure” (Jost). In theory, the American public is becoming more influenced by pro-life groups which are causing a wave to overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision.

A life is a life, no matter how small it is what many pro-life groups believe. Pro-life groups believe that a living organism is conside...

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...uld be overturned because fetuses do experience pain, abortion side effects can a woman psychologically and physically, and the number in abortion performed annual remains high. If abortion remains legal in the U.S. then it should just be strictly for cases dealing with rape, incest, or even disabled child difficulties, but even then abortion should not be the solution to these cases. Adoption can be a more suitable solution to these cases than abortion.

Works Cited

"ACOG Education Pamphlet AP043 -- Induced Abortion." American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Nov. 2008. Web. 13 Feb. 2011. .

Jost, Kenneth . "Abortion Debates." CQ Researcher 10 Sept. 2010: 725-48.Web. 9 Feb 2011.

Jost, Kenneth, and Kathy Koch. "Abortion Showdowns." CQ Researcher 22 Sept. 2006: 769-92. Web. 13 Feb. 2011.
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