Abortion: A Woman's Right to Choose Essay

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In 1973 the law of Roe vs. Wade did away with back alley abortions and gave women the right to choose abortion. Women were then able to legally obtain them through medically sound institutions. Rather than on her bathroom floor through the process of a coat hanger or at back alley abortion clinics that were not always the most hygienic options. “In handing down Roe v. Wade (401 U.S. 113) on 22 January 1973, the Supreme Court held that a woman’s right to choose abortion was constitutionally protected as a part of her right to privacy; abortion thus became legal throughout the United States. This decision prohibited any level of government from interfering with abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy “except to insist that it be…show more content…
“The problem with considering the issue of reproductive freedom primarily in the legal arena is that for the most part it should not be a legal issue at all.” How can an issue that is simultaneously a medical religious, racial, sexual, and woman's issue be resolved as a matter of constitutional law?” (Sanger 20) A women’s body is her own and it is not the right of others to tell her what she should and should not do with her own body. Outlawing abortion would have the effect of imposing one person’s moral values upon another Most women do not go into the process of having an abortion lightly. There are many reasons why the decision is on the table for women when it comes to abortions, and we need to listen to what they are. “It is assumed that the woman seeking an abortion is unaware that her voluntary submission to an abortion will take the innocent life of an unborn human child” (Jacoby 48). One can pass their view point onto another person and have the options of walking away while the women is still left holding the bag. This seems so unfair to judge without walking in another person’s shoes. If you ask most women, they have put a lot of thought in their decision to end their pregnancy. It can be due to lack of emotional and financial support to determine termination of pregnancy or worse a pregnancy conceived out of rape or incest. That if a women carriers the child to term can be just as traumatic on her as the assault was.” The threat of rape—the fear of
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