Abortion: Article Analysis

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As early as 1550 B.C., Egyptians were performing abortions. Egyptians documented the techniques they used to perform abortions and by the Middle Ages, the concept of abortion had spread globally (PRB). Knowing the idea, of terminating a pregnancy, was being performed in 1550 B.C., the number of babies lost to this horrific death will never truly be known. Since 1969, the CDC started documenting the numbers of legal abortions obtained in the United States. Roe vs. Wade was the infamous court case that made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, in 1973, that assisted abortion in becoming completely legal. The United National Library of Medicine published that since that day in 1973 abortion rates peaked but remained continuous through the…show more content…
In February 1919, Sanger published an article titled “Birth Control and Racial Betterment”. In this article, she starts out by saying, “Before eugenists, and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control. Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit. Both are seeking a single end but they lay emphasis upon different methods.” Many prominent Americans, who are black, believe that Planned Parenthood are strategically placed in the low-income areas in the black community. They consider that this is because they are targeting the black community. Ben Carson, a prominent neurosurgeon states, “Maybe I’m not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood, but I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics and that she was not particularly enamored with black people, and one of the reasons that you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population.”
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