The Pros And Cons Of Abortion

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Abortion has always been a controversial issue and has been negatively affecting our society for many years. The Roe v. Wade case that led to the legalization on abortion in America had caused large uproar against allowing such an immoral act to be permitted. Many people still believe that law shouldn 't have passed. Nevertheless, since abortions lie within a pregnant woman 's "zone of privacy," the abortion decision "and its effectuation" are fundamental rights that are protected by the Constitution from regulation by the states, so laws regulating abortion must be sufficiently "important." The pro-choice perspective believes that it is the legal right of a woman to choose whether she wants to have the child or abort it, especially in cases of rape or when the mother’s life may be in danger. However, the pro-life viewpoint believes that the fetus is fully human from the moment of conception, thus an innocent infant should not be murdered. There are also several cases where women selectively abort their child. Moreover, abortion can severe side effects, physical and psychological, to a woman. Killing an innocent, unborn child using appalling procedures in morally wrong. The Guttmacher Institute conducted a survey that showed approximately 41.6 million abortions took place as of 2003. If the mother’s life is in a lot danger termination of the pregnancy may be the only thing that can save her life. Also, in the case of rapes, the victims do not wish to keep the child as it may
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