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Abortion Is Immoral And Unethical

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A young woman, supposed to leave for college in a few weeks, finds out she is pregnant. From here, she has two options: keep the baby and change her plans to fit those needs, or have an abortion. The choice is hers to make and legally, she can have an abortion if desired. Morally, however, there are many other aspects to consider. Abortion, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. For over a century, abortion has been one of the most highly disputed subjects in America, and this trend continues in today’s society. To many people, it is immoral and unethical, while others feel that a woman should have the right to decide what to do with her own body. In the time that abortion was illegal, women would go to great lengths for abortions. Depending on your socioeconomic status, it was nearly impossible to get one, let alone a safe one. This unfortunately led to women attempting self induced abortions which in turn took a toll on women’s lives and health. Leading up to the famous decision of the Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade in 1973, physicians and other medical practitioners practiced illegal abortions, risking fines, loss of licenses, and imprisonment. The health industry was largely effected in these years and so were lives of many pregnant women. By the late 1800’s abortions were banned in most states with the exception of saving the life of the
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