Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the greater United States, which was not legal at all in many states and was limited by law in others. Prior to the case it was the state that determined the legality of abortions. Jane Roe, (alias), was an unmarried and pregnant Texas citizen in 1970. She wanted to have an abortion, but Texas abortion law made it a felony to abort a fetus unless “on medical advice for the purpose of saving the life of the mother.” Roe filed suit against Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County, Texas to challenge the law outlawing abortion. At the time, many states had outlawed abortion except in cases where the mother’s life was in danger.
listland.com, says “while fetuses of that age lack a fully developed cortex experiments on animals lacking a cortex show that they withdraw from painful stimuli.” “Dr Nathanson, an early proponent of abortion became a pro-life campaigner after he saw 12 week fetuses shrink from instruments and open their mouths in a scream during an abortion.” This is such a brutal act. This means is that when a baby is in the mother’s stomach it is in fact alive. Most “pro-choice” people say that the reason that they commit abortion is because the baby is not alive yet. They are wrong because according to factual information, the moment of the child being conceived he/she is alive. Going back to my first point that it is not only murder, but cruelty toward the innocent.
Many women that get pregnant with an unwanted child usually look into having an abortion first rather than going through the long process of pregnancy and giving the baby up for adoption. Furthermore, “In President Obama 's speech… he suggested that one solution to lowering abortion rates is making abortion more available”(Joyce). Doctors, Nurses,
States do this in order to protect the rights of the human being that is growing inside the woman, because they cannot fully protect it due to the national law. The two most popular laws on restriction of abortion are laws regarding when an abortion can be performed and laws requiring parental knowledge or consent if the individual requesting an abortion is a minor. Currently, forty-two of the fifty states have laws regarding the week at which a woman can have an abortion. Twenty-one of these states allow abortion up until “viability of the fetus” or the ability for the fetus to live outside of the womb (NationalJournal.com). For laws regarding parental consent or knowledge about an abortion if the patient is a minor, twenty-one states require parental consent, twelve states require parental notification, and five states require both.
Why Abortion Should Be Illegal Abortion has been a popular debate in the United States, especially after the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 stating a woman has the right to an abortion. In my opinion, abortion is wrong and very unethical. There are some specific instances where abortion may be acceptable, but for the most part, abortion is an evil act. Abortion should be illegal because it is the killing of an innocent human, even if he or she has not been born yet. In fact, it is proven that babies can feel pain during an abortion.
Some women believe abortions are giving them rights but having an abortion is not the only way. Adoption is a much better option over abortion. An unwanted or unplanned pregnancy can scare some. This leads many rushing into abortion looking for a “‘quick fix.’” The American Adoption Agency stated, “...for every 149 women who choose abortion, only one woman chooses adoption” (American Adoptions, Inc). The percentage of infants being put up for adoption has decreased from 90,000 in 1971 to 18,000 in 2007.
Trinae presented the anti-abortion side. The facts I considered significant were that abortion could harm the mother and prevent her from becoming pregnant. Trinae also stated that teenagers who become pregnant could offer their baby to a couple who cannot have children. Daytona presented the Pro-abortion side. She stated that aborting pregnancies could prevent babies with medical
The issue only became illegal when “quickening” occurs. The term is used to describe when a mother feels the fetus moving. It was a religious belief that when conception first occurs and in the early stages of pregnancy human life did not exist yet. However, around the 1880’s, abortion became criminalized with the exception that it could be used to save a woman’s life. A ton of people went against abortions because they saw that since most of the decline in birth rates were from women that had Northern European backgrounds and believe that it was the destruction of the race.
The rhetoric mainly concentrates on the use of false information to indicate how more than 30 percent of women regret having an abortion. Nevertheless, statistics indicates that 95 percent of women do not regret abortion. Pro-lifers use narratives, such as the story of Jane Roe, the plaintiff in the case of Roe v. Wade, who once considered having an abortion (Linda 35). They also use extreme tactics, such as showing the woman an ultrasound to influence her into having the child. They also offer psychological counseling regarding the negative effects of abortion including mental illness.
The first case I researched that influenced American society was the Roe v. Wade case. Roe v. Wade ruled unconstitutional a state law that banned abortions except to save the life of the mother. In 1973 when this ruling was made, many states restricted and prohibited the practice of abortion. In 1970 "Jane Roe" (Norma McCorvey) filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas which criminalized abortions. Ms Roe claimed the law violated her constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy in a safe environment because she could not afford to travel to a state where it was permitted.