The Two Sides Of Abortion

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Abortion may be one of the most controversial topics in America today. Abortion is defined as “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus” (cite dictionary). There are really only two sides on people’s opinion on abortion; pro-life which means abortion should be outlawed and pro-choice which means a woman should be able to decide whether she wants to keep her baby. Thousands of protests and riots have begun due to the fact pro-life activists believe abortion should become illegal. Both sides bring valid points to support their decision that could sway any person’s thoughts. The Roe v. Wade law has allowed abortion to be legal in the U.S since 1973 (Chittom & Newton, 2015). The law “gives women total control over first trimester abortions and grants state legislative control over second and third trimester abortions” (Chittom & Newton, 2015). Ever since the law was put in place, millions of people have tried to overturn it and still…show more content…
While there are more similarities than differences since they support the same side, there are slight differences in the evidence and reasoning behind why they believe abortion should be outlawed. Source one focuses on advocating to change the minds of women wanting to abort. The authors in article one want to inform women seeking to have abortions about the impact their decision will have. Source two also touches on those points, but puts the main focus on something else. Wilson chooses to focus on how abortion should be outlawed and why it should become illegal. Both sources have some similar reasoning on why abortion should be outlawed. In both articles, it is stated that many women regret having an abortion. Another similarity in the articles is their thoughts on how to change the minds of women. Sonograms and ultrasounds are thought to be great tools to try and change the minds of
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