Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection states that, "an abortion is a medical or surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy." When it comes to abortion, the aspect that interests me is the fact that it is a tremendously controversial topic. I first learned about abortions in high school. I vaguely remember my teacher giving a lecture on the history and effects of abortions in the State of Texas, and asking the class to consider how we felt based on facts from the book and other 's opinions. From then on, I have developed my own viewpoints pertaining to abortion.
Breanna Ramirez Mr.Pantoja, Mrs.Ryglicki English 4 11 May 2016 Abortion: Is it Right or Wrong? How would you feel if someone wanted take your life? Imagine the feeling of having a mother that does not want you even before you are born. In 1821 Connecticut was the first state to pass the abortion law in the United States.
In discussions of Abortion, one controversial issue has been is Abortion considered murder or is it considered rights for a women to be able to kill a fetus? On the one hand,the pro-life argues that abortion is murder and anyone who does an abortion is anti-life. On the other hand, pro-choice contends that abortion is a free choice and gives rights to the women. My own view is that abortion is murder and there's other options other than killing a innocent baby. However, there are exceptions in regards to rape.
Abortion has been performed for a long time. It was legal in the United States from the beginning it was created/founded. “At the time the Constitution was adopted, abortions were openly advertised and commonly performed. ”(History of Abortion) But in the mid-to-late 1800s some states began passing laws that made abortion illegal.
A woman 's body belongs to herself and she should be free to do what she thinks is right for her body and health in any situation. One of the situations women around the world face when pregnant at a wrong time period in their life is abortion. There are various reasons why women around the world choose to have an abortion. Some of them are because they are not mentally, physically and/or financially ready. Abortion has been around for thousands of years.
Abortion was constitutionalized in 1973 after one of the most intensely debated United States Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, in which the court ruled that women have the right to an abortion free of interference by the state. It allowed women to abort within the first twenty-four weeks. However, it allowed states to regulate abortion (who, where, when, why) during the second trimester. It also gave states the right to ban most abortions in the third trimester; the abortion procedure was considered a risk for both, the baby’s health and the mother’s health, at the third trimester (Should Abortion Be Legal). Lastly and more importantly, women were given independence and the ability to choose when and whether to have children.
There is no need to risk a woman’s health and livelihood by taking away her choice; only the mother-to-be can know her own situation thoroughly enough to make the best possible decision about her future. This is further supported by the nation’s judicial system during the Roe vs. Wade case in 1973 where Harry Blackmun stated that the “fundamental right of single women and married persons to choose whether or not to have children is protected by the Ninth Amendment, through the Fourteenth Amendment.” This court ruling made abortions decidedly legal in the United States, but many women are still being denied the right to terminate their pregnancies. When the ability to choose a safe and legal option is taken away, women that still seek an abortion
During the early 1800’s each state had the right to choose if abortion was legal or illegal. Most states made abortion illegal. Then In 1873 the Comstock Laws, created by Anthony Comstock, were passed. The Comstock Laws made it illegal to sell or distribute material that could be used as a contraceptive or abortion. The Comstock Laws were in place until The Roe v. Wade case of 1973.
Abortion is defined as terminating a pregnancy before the fetus has been born. Abortion has been and still is very controversial and has had an increasing amount of cases all over the world. In 2000 there were over one million abortions in the United States (Harper, et al, 501). Abortion is one of the most common procedures women undergo. According to the current abortion rates about thirty percent of women will have an abortion by the age of forty-five (Jones and Kavanaugh, 2011).
Abortion is a very controversial topic that has taken the main stage once again in US politics. Recently, new Republican politicians have taken power and have decided to ban abortion. There are two fields of ideas on abortion. One being that it is the murder of an innocent fetus, and that it is completely unethical. The second school of thought is that abortion is a right for women, and that it is ethical.
After Roe v. Wade in 1973 people became more aware of abortions in a general term. At the time only therapeutic abortions were allowed, but after Roe v. Wade elective abortions were no longer against the law. Although elective abortions were now legal there were still certain restrictions. The biggest restriction was what time frame a woman could have an abortion. This time frame was determined using the stages of pregnancy based on religion and science.