Ronald Reagan Arguments Against Abortion

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The Fight against Abortion “I noticed that everyone who is for abortion has been born.” The truth revealed in this statement by Ronald Reagan is that not all people who have been given the gift of life want to give it to those who have not yet been born. There have been more than 59 million abortions in the US alone since Roe v. Wade made it legal in 1973 (4). This number is hard to believe. To put it in perspective, this is five times as many deaths as those who were killed in the Holocaust, yet abortion is in some people’s minds perfectly acceptable. and that is why we have to fight for them and give them the gift of life that so many people want to deny. But how do we do that? We have seen a terrible history of abortion in our country.…show more content…
In 1959, the first model law for allowing abortions only in certain situations was proposed. However, it wasn’t until 1967 that the first law allowing abortion based on certain criteria was signed into law. By 1970, four states had allowed abortion on demand. Then came the supreme court case Roe v. Wade. Jane Roe was a pregnant woman in Texas in 1973, who wanted to have an abortion. However, Texas had laws prohibiting abortion except to save the mother’s life. Since this was not the case, she was not allowed to have the abortion. She decided to sue, and challenge the constitutionality of the abortion laws of Texas. This case eventually wound up in the hands of the Supreme Court. They would decide on January 22, 1973, that “though states did have an interest in protecting fetal life, such interest was not compelling until the fetus was viable (start of the third trimester).” (7) This ruling, in turn, ruled all laws banning abortion during the first six months unconstitutional. That became the standard for the last forty years. However, through recent legislation, there is hope that change could take place. On December 6, 2016, Ohio passed a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks. There is a lot of work left to do, but this is a good start. The next step to fighting abortion is confronting the arguments put forth by those who advocate

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