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  • Legalized Abortion
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    Twenty-six years ago, on January 22, 1973, there was a controversial case brought to the Supreme Court. That was the day that abortion was legalized. Now, in 1999, we are still faced with the verdict of Roe vs. Wade. Abortion was instituted supposedly to reduce child abuse. People believed that the child was probably not wanted before birth, so why not let it be born at all! Sadly, this belief has been proven wrong by recent scientific studies. Evidence proves that ever since abortion was legali...
  • Illegal Abortion
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    Abortion: Moral or Immoral According to Faye Ginsburg "Abortion has been a controversial issue in society for nearly a thousand years" (98). Historical and present-day evidence shows the law made little difference in the amount of abortions that were occurring while it was illegal. Unfortunately, when abortion was illegal, it put the mothers in great danger. Women must have access to safe abortions. The risks of maternal death lessen when abortion is legal and accessible. Women have always used ...
  • Choice Of Abortion
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    Abortion The right to have an abortion is a woman's right not to have a conceived child. According to Compton's Encyclopedia, an abortion is the loss of a fetus before it is able to live outside the womb (1). Induced abortion is regarded as a moral issue in some cultures, but to others it is seen as an acceptable way to end an unplanned pregnancy. In the Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade (1973) women of the United States "have been granted the right to have abortions" (Sutton, 1). Many people, ...
  • Abortion In The Early Stages
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    Page 1 of 7 Many have argued over the legality of abortion. Pro-life activists believe that every child conceived should be born. They also believe abortion is murder. On the other hand, pro-choice activists feel life does not begin at conception but at birth. Also pro-choice activists believe the child inside is the mothers property. In this paper I will look at both sides and come to a conclusion. Abortion has been practiced since the beginning of civilization. Throughout history, societies ha...
  • Restrictive Abortion Legislation
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    Abortion is an on-going problem, a source of social and legal discord, moral uncertainty, medical and psychiatric confusion, and personal anguish. If many individuals have worked through a position they find satisfactory, the world as a whole, and most societies have not. In 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide. Many people, particularly women's rights supporters believed the decision would put an end to dangerous self-induced and back alley abortions performed by unqualified ab...
  • Legal Abortion
    432 words
    Abortion With 2000 being a presidential election year, the question of pro-choice or pro-life is once again a prominent issue. I am and have been a pro-choice advocate since I first understood the issue. The upcoming election has made me revisit the main reasons for my position. For me, two main reasons for supporting pro-choice are the medical and social benefits the country has experienced since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973. The most important medical benefit has been the end o...
  • My Position On Abortion
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    Abortion has been around in our country for decades. It may be one of the most debated human rights topics in the whole world. I can remember the first time I really learned what abortion was. I was about 14, and I was sitting on a couch in my house, reading through a magazine. As I flipped through the magazine, I stopped on an article that caught my attention. I forget the title, but I do remember a picture of a woman, maybe 22, sitting in a corner of a darkened room, with a light shining on he...
  • Policies Regarding Legal Abortion In The U.S.
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    The History of Abortion Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth. An abortion results in the death of the embryo or fetus and may be either spontaneous or induced. For years, abortion has been an extremely controversial subject. The history of abortion reaches back not just decades, but centuries, and even millenniums. Today, policies regarding legal abortion in the U.S. is being debated everywhere. Many myths and misconceptions confuse this issue. A better understanding of the history...
  • Direct Result Of Legalized Abortion
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    This article "Pro-Life Laws Lead to Assault" by Steven Ereit is intrusive, and completely opinionated. This article noticeably mentions that many incidents of killings and assaults that have gone on between young teenagers are the direct result of legalized abortion. It is stated in the article by Ereit that having abortion legalized shows teens that killing is one of the solutions to life's problems. Also that if the soon to be mother doesn't comply with having the abortion the soon to be fathe...
  • Decision Of Abortion
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    Legally, if a teenager is mature enough to make a decision, she does not need parental consent. If one parent (being the mother) agrees that her daughter should have an abortion and the father disagrees, the father cannot tell his daughter to have an abortion. He has no legal right to do so. The fact that a father has no legal right to help his daughter decide whether or not she should have an abortion has caused a great deal of controversy concerning the males rights in deciding whether or not ...
  • Abort An Unwanted Pregnancy
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    Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized. I believe it should. "Abortion is a discussion of human interaction where ethics, emotions, and law come together". (2618). Each women has the right to decide whether she wants to abort an unwanted pregnancy. The termination of the pregnancy might have to do with the health of the mother herself, or maybe she ...
  • Constitutional Principles For The Legality Of Abortion
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    Abortion Trung Dinh Mr. GMT Human Behavior December 19, 2001 Abortion: What's the case? There are many controversies that revolve around whether abortions should be legal or not. Some people believe that abortions are constitutional. Many believe that abortions are morally and legally wrong. To understand this controversial issue, it is important to know that facts about the legal background of abortions, statistics on why women aborted, and the effects on why women aborted. The following will t...
  • Legal Abortion
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    Arguments in favor of abortion For hundreds of years, abortion has been an extremely controversial subject. There are many issues pertaining to abortion like whether a woman should be permitted by law to have an abortion and if so then under what circumstances. Many people believe that every woman has a natural right to her own body and therefore if she feels the need for an abortion, she may get one. Those who believe that women should have the right to an abortion refer to themselves as "pro c...
  • Legal Abortion
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    Roe vs. Wade and the History Of Abortion In America Today, policies regarding legal abortion in the U.S. are being debated everywhere from the halls of Congress to the street corners of our smallest towns. Many myths and misconceptions confuse the issue. A better understanding of the history of abortion in America can help provide a context for making sound policy for the future. Although the history of abortion in the United States is far older than the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade, tha...
  • Legal Abortions
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    Abortion has been a long standing ethical issue debated around the world. It is an issue that evokes, on all sides, very strong feelings and judgements and very heated arguments. The most radical arguments of the anti- abortion or pro-life side of the debate views abortion as the murder of unborn children, and is the equivalent of infanticide making the legal issue of abortion (since the case of Morgan thaler) at a rate of 1.5 million a year in Canada into a justified murder of the innocent. The...
  • U.S. One Legal Abortion
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    Abortion: to be or not to be? Many women feel abortion should be their choice. However, pro-lifers feel abortion should be illegal. Should abortion be the woman's choice or should the state get to choose? Elective abortions are those initiated by personal choice. Women choose an abortion for many reasons rape, irresponsibility, or they are not ready to have a family. When women choose to have an abortion for one of these reasons it is called an elective abortion (Conditions and Concerns: Medical...
  • Anti Abortions
    539 words
    The most important issue in balancing individual human rights with social responsibility in my point of view is abortion. The law that was passed so that abortions would be legal was a good decision. The anti-abortions have very sound points, but it should be up to the women to make her choice. Abortion has been debated for decades and always will be. Ever since Roe vs. Wade, abortion has been a very hot topic. When Jane Roe sued for the right to have an abortion she was pregnant with an unwante...
  • Legal Procedures For Abortions
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    The topic of abortion is one of the most controversial of our times. It has caused countless deaths and several violent confrontations between the two separate parties of opinion. The fight between pro-life and pro-choice supporters has been long and brutal. This is because, despite what several people may believe, abortion is neither right nor wrong. It is a matter of personal opinion. In this way, each side can say with certainty that the other is wrong. However, the question still remains; sh...
  • Three Times As Dangerous As Legal Abortion
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    Why Abortion Must Be Legal Women must have access to safe abortion. No matter how any of us feel about embryos and fetuses and their "rights' about women and sex and responsibility about God's will, Karma, or the Bible the fact still remains: Women have always used abortion as a last resort to prevent the birth of a child, and they always will, regardless of what the laws say or the rest of us think. But when abortion is illegal, it is unsafe and dangerous. Therefore, abortion must be legal, and...
  • Self Abortion Methods
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    Freedom Of Choice Peter Farmer Period 6 Since 1973 abortion has been an important, controversial issue to the United States. The problem should it be a woman's choice whether or not to terminate her pregnancy or should it be the governments choice? This is where a woman looses her rights as a person. If abortion is not remained legal women will start performing them illegally. One half of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion, 2,500 of these abortions will be performed illegally. ...

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