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Persuasive Essay On Abortion

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Abortion has been a hot topic of debate for many decades and will continue to be controversial because no one will ever agree on a common ground. Women have abortions for various reasons. The number one reason why a woman would have an abortion is because they feel as though they are not emotionally or financially ready for the responsibility of raising a child. Many people would argue that abortion should be illegal. Aborting a fetus in their eyes is considered murder. “Before the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, some dedicated and well-trained physicians and other medical practitioners risked imprisonment, fines and loss of their medical licenses to provide abortions”( OBOS Abortion Contributors 2014).…show more content…
Pro-Life supporters argue that a fetus becomes a person at the time of conception. Others believe that a fetus has rights when it becomes viable, able to live outside of the mother’s womb. Pro-choice supporters believe that women have the right to do with their body as they see fit. Women should not be forced to carry a child if she does not want too. The majority of women who have abortions, were on birth control. Birth control is not 100% effective. So, if a women becomes pregnant while on birth control, shouldn’t she have the right to have an abortion if she doesn’t believe she could care for a child at that time? As healthcare professionals, we have to set aside our own personal beliefs and show support to our patient’s if they choose to have an abortion. Patient care if our main concern. There has been a Conscience Clause put into place for a healthcare professional to be excused from participating in an abortion procedure or other procedures for religious reasons. Pro-life supporters would argue that having an abortion puts the mother at risk for psychological damage because they cannot deal with the quilt. “ A 2002 peer-reviewed study published by the Southern Medical Journal of more than 173,000 American women found that women who aborted were 154% more likely to commit suicide than women who carried to term”(Abortion ProCon n.d). “42%…show more content…
Wade. The case surrounded an unmarried pregnant woman who lived in Texas. At that time, Texas outlawed abortions unless a doctor could prove that the pregnancy was threatening the mothers’ life. In court documents the pregnant woman was referred to as Jane Roe and she was suing the district attorney named Henry Wade, thus giving the landmark case the name Roe v. Wade. Jane Roe was pregnant at the time of the case and argued that a woman should be allowed to seek an abortion. Henry Wade enforced the Texas law prohibiting abortion, even though the Texas law was declared unconstitutional in an earlier federal district court case, Wade ignored the decision. The case was heard from 1971 until 1973, when the 7-2 decision, “recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions, including the decision to have an abortion without interference from politicians” (Planned Parenthood n.d). Since the decision, many people have tried to challenge the decision without any success. The woman who started this whole proceeding, has since tried to get the decision overturned because she now believes that an abortion hurts women more then they
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