Abortion Is An Intentional Termination Of A Pregnancy

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Abortion is an intentional termination of a pregnancy during the first twenty-eight weeks. The debate of whether or not abortion should be legalized has been a key political topic for years. Based upon a survey done by the Pew Research Center, as of September 22, 2014 “a majority of Americans (55%) express the opinion that abortion should be legal in all or most cases; four-in-ten say it should be illegal in all or most cases.”(Abortion, n.p.). Abortion should be legalized based upon the mothers’ medical circumstances, for the fact that abortion is not a threat against the mental health of patients, and to the rights of privacy and bodily integrity of females must be kept. Moreover the religious views of others should not be taken as a factor against a person’s decision for abortion. The legalization of abortion is a strongly debated topic among our political parties. The Republican Party, unlike the Democratic Party, is against abortion even though impending mothers may require an abortion to save their own lives. Abortions, as reported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, are fundamentally needed in many situations to save the lives of woman since “…pregnancy is not a risk-free life event.”(Painter, n.p.). There are multiple medical situations in which a pregnancy must be terminated due to the mother’s life being at risk such as a cyst(s) on the fetus, preeclampsia, incest, the mother is bodily young, or it is a high risk miscarriage. Moreover, a

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