Roe V. Wade's Decision To Legalize Abortion

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Abortion serves as an alternative to those who face the highest costs of bearing and raising children like young women who have not finished school yet, couples who face the expectation of a child that will have severe physical complications, contraceptive failure, and those who are poor or are not able to afford children, especially, in the event that these children will be raised by a single parent. Abortion as a legal business emerged following the Supreme Court’s, Roe v. Wade, decision to constitutionalize abortion in 1973. Since the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade, the market for abortion has become an important part of America’s economy. For years following those decisions, abortion opponents have attacked patients, passing laws that restrict abortion access. Some of those laws include: requiring parental involvement in a minor’s decision to have an…show more content…
TRAP laws require that clinics meet very strict and sometimes medically unnecessary and ridiculous conditions, which raises the costs of retrofitting clinics outlandish in efforts of making running a clinic untenable. The types of laws are passed under the guise of safety and protecting women’s health, they make it difficult if not impossible for small, independent providers to perform the service due to the expense and uncertainty involved in complying with onerous regulations. These laws subject abortion providers to civil and criminal penalties, as well as, harassment in the form of multiple and unannounced clinic inspections, and interfere with their practice of medicine. As a result of the many new TRAP laws on abortion services, the numbers of abortion clinic closings continue to grow, limiting the availability of services and the diversity of institutions who can provide the
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