In the 1960's some states began to allow abortions to happen under certain circumstances. In 1973 the United States Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that the right of privacy protected women's right to end an unwanted pregnancy before the fetus has developed the capacity for viability outside the womb. Usually made around 24 weeks after conception. The states govern the terms under which legal abortions may be performed. In Roe v. Wade case it caused a controversy over the rights of the mother versus those of the fetus.
The end of abortion has time and time again been up for decision by law makers. Religious institutions and people are against abortions as well. Catholic hospitals and clinics will not perform abortions nor refer patients to clinics that would perform the abortion. There are groups of people who stand outside of abortions clinics to try to dissuade women from reaching abortion procedures. These people are called, “sidewalk consolers”.
The Roe v Wade case () created the U.S. law today that was the turn around to women’s reproductive rights. This case “Court also concluded that a fetus is not a person for purposes of the Constitution and therefore does not have a constitutional right to life”. This is one of the biggest debates still happening today. This case led to the pro-choice and pro-life groups. Both of these sides argue whether or whether not the fetus is a person on not when it comes to aborting a child.
There have been many legal cases dealing with abortion and the laws restricting it. Some of those cases are: Gonzalez v. Carhart and Whole Woman’s Health Care, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade was an abortion case held in 1973 that was tried because of the abortion laws and the requirements to get one. Roe claimed that the laws violated her constitutional rights. The Law at that time was that you could only get an abortion if your life was in danger, Roe said although her life was not in danger that she should not afford the expenses of traveling out of state for the abortion.
Instead of having an abortion, women can choose a more beneficial option, such as giving the baby up for adoption. When women decide to get an abortion, they don’t think about adoption because of the long process, even though it can help other families who can’t have children. For example “It’s logical that anti-abortion organizations seeking to prevent abortions and promote traditional family structures would aggressively promote adoption, but this connection is often overlooked…”(Joyce). 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).
Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice, Constitutional Right or Unethical Procedure? Abortion was put in the spotlight in 1973 after the Supreme Court case Roe v Wade ruled that women should have the option to have an abortion under the Due Process Clause within the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Even after the ruling, conversations surrounding abortion continue to bring new information and thoughts to the issue. On a basic level, it is a fight between people who are pro-life or pro-choice. The fight extends from teenagers and parents to doctors, lawyers, lawmakers and even United States representatives.
There is a divide among the people of the United States surrounding the idea of women being able to have abortions. Some people strongly believe that women should not be able to have abortions, they consider themselves to be pro-life. While other people firmly believe that women have the right to have abortions, those people are considered to be pro-choice. Women across the world should have the right to choose whether or not they want to have abortions because they have the right to their own bodies.
Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of all times. There are two types of abortion, Spontaneous which takes place naturally and induced which this essay will mainly present. Induced abortion is defined by the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. I believe that abortion should be legalised and accepted in all countries for different reasons such as; it 's cruel for raped women to go through with pregnancy, The mother has the right to choose for herself as it is her body not anyone else’s, a young girl is not ready for the responsibilities of womanhood and finally the health of the woman is more important.
Pro-choice is the belief that abortion is right because a woman should be able to make her own choice because it will only affect her. At the moment, abortion is legal until the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy. Certain pro-choice supporters are trying to convince people that until the age of four, a child is not fully developed, therefore it should be considered an abortion and not murder. In 2014, it was tallied that eighteen percent of all pregnancies are concluding in abortion.
Unlike Justice White, Justice Rehnquist believed that abortion was protected by the Constitution. Instead, he believed that it was not correct to base opinions on the right to privacy. He states that if a women wants to obtain an abortion, they would have to tell a doctor. You would also need to go to a clinic or a hospital. So, therefore it was not private at all.
Disclaimer: This paper will not discuss the argument of whether abortion should be legal or not. The pro-choice/pro-life debate is multi-faceted and I believe where you stand has a lot to do with your core fundamental beliefs. According to Dr. Jesudason, a nephrologist at the Royal Adelaide hospital, “abortion is arguably one of the most polarizing issues in American politics today” (Jesudason 1).
The politicians were against the process of legalizing abortion. They fought the process through pushing bills in Congress to ban it. They were against Roe’s plans of being handed a free access to abortion. Norma McCorvey was the petitioner in the case of Roe v. Wade. She claimed to have been raped and subsequently become pregnant.
For example, “Abortion offends God...life is started at conception... abortion is unsafe”(TFP Student Action). Knowing the opposing side is important in understanding and ultimately deciding what you agree with and who you will side with. People do not like abortion, there are people who do not like it and feel it should be legal, others do not like it but feel it is not the