Roe vs. Wade

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Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued in the past and will be for many years to come. The main controversy is; should abortion be legalized? The first step is to define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother's womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to clinics set up, especially for this purpose or even back alley abortions. There are two sides to the abortion topic, the pro-life; which is those who are against abortion altogether and the pro-choice; those who believe it is the woman's right to choose if she wants to have an abortion. These two groups offer different solutions to the problem. The pro-life solution is to have the child and to basically live with it. They believe abortion is not an answer. The pro-choice solution is abortions because of reasons they feel are

appropriate. Some believe that abortion is morally and ethically wrong, should it be legal for victims of rape or incest who have no other alternative?

Abortions can happen naturally or on purpose. Natural abortions are caused for a variety of reasons, some in which the fetus does not develop normally, or if the mother has an injury or disorder that would prevent the birth of the child. Most people refer to the naturally occurring abortions as miscarriages. Other abortions are purposely committed to prevent the birth of a child. These abortions are done because the pregnancy is not wanted, or the pregnancy will endanger the woman's health. Abortions are now easier, less dangerous, and simpler than they once were. Abortion is one of the key topics in United States courtrooms; the United States Congress is constantly working on making laws regarding abortion every day. (National Abortion Federation) There are many ethical and social issues regarding abortion. In the 1900's, laws throughout the U.S prohibited... Continue Reading