Abortion Argumentative Essay, Pro Choice

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Mary Townsend
Med. Lit.
Mrs. Averbeck
February 27, 2016 On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court made a 7 - 2 decision to legalize abortion in most of the fifty states. Although abortion was not legal in the past it was being preformed on women since the fifteenth century all over the globe, but, most women did not survive the surgery. That is the biggest reason it was preformed in secret because it was taking so many lives. Thanks to modern day medicine and technology the success rate for women is nearly one hundred percent. Today, the decision that was made in 1973 has caused American citizens, mostly women, to debate wether abortion is considered murder or just a simple act of not wanting to bring an unwanted child
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Many Christian radicals have gone as far as bombing abortion clinics in order to stop abortions and have also murdered and kidnapped clinic doctors and employees, and vandalized clinic property. This radical Christian violence has caused eleven deaths, one including death Dr. David Gunn's murder on March 10, 1993, a doctor in an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida. He was shot and killed during a antiabortion protest by a man named Michael F. Griffin. After trial Griffin was sentenced to life in prison. Many more attacks like this happened after Dr. Gunn's murder. American citizens who have not yet chosen a side to support have many things to consider before siding with one point or the other. Should a women who is consider having an abortion first attend a counseling session offering other options? Should abortion be illegal after a certain point in a women's pregnancy? Should certain late-term procedures such as Dilation and Extraction abortions, which are late-term abortions and is preformed while the fetus is in the final stages of development, be prohibited? Or should financially-challenged women’s abortions be publicly funded? The debate on abortion is predicted to not be resolved for many years but today’s america seem to be mostly in favor of keeping abolition legal and keeping it supported. Many women do
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