Abortion : A Controversial Debate

888 WordsMar 30, 20164 Pages
Abortion is a highly debated and controversial topic within the United States. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. When you have an abortion, you decimate the life of a fetus in the womb prior to delivery. There were 5,013 abortions in the state of Oklahoma alone in 2013. In the same year, there were approximately, collectively in the United States, 983,000 total abortions performed. In addition, there have been almost 60 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe vs. Wade court case. Abortion has been practiced since the ancient times, but have only recently been the center of popular debates. There are two sides to abortion. There are pro life advocates and pro choice advocates. People who support Pro life are against abortion and believe that life begins at conception, whereas, pro choice supporters believe that the choice of abortion, whether the mother just wants it or whether she needs it in order to save her life, should be made and kept confidential between the mother and her doctor. The main argument for pro life is that abortion is the murder of a defenseless, human life. While pro choice, on the other hand, says that abortion should be a woman’s right to decipher whether or not she wants to have her baby. The constitution protects women’s rights to privacy, therefore, she can have the choice of either delivering the baby or terminating her pregnancy. Abortion has gone through every level of our judiciary system. It has
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