Abortion Is Inhumane and Should Be Banned

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Abortion is inhumane and should be banned. Aborting a baby is murder whether the procedure is done by a competent, licensed physician under safe clinical conditions or done in a back alley. Abortion was legalized 35 years ago with the decision of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. The case involved a single pregnant woman, a married couple, and a licensed practicing physician attacking the Texas criminal abortion statute. The Texas criminal abortion statute proscribes procuring or attempting an abortion except on medical advice for the purpose of saving the mother’s life. The District Court held that the “fundamental rights of single women and married persons to choose whether to have children is protected by the Ninth Amendment,…show more content…
Pro-lifers and pro-choicers agree on the fact that abortion should not be performed after human life begins, they both believe the government should intervene at that point. Pro-lifers feel that abortion access should be restricted to special cases, or prohibited completely. Pro-choicers believe that each woman should be relatively free to follow their own ethical beliefs concerning the termination or continuation of a pregnancy. Many recognize that there is a diversity of beliefs about abortion access, and that the state should not attempt to enforce a common belief system on all pregnant women. (religioustolerance.org). Both groups would like to see a reduction in the number of abortions performed, so pro-lifers promote support services for women in crisis pregnancies and/or seek legal restrictions on abortion access. Many pro-choicers promote better comprehensive birth control education in schools and greater access to contraceptives. (religioustolerance.org). A poll completed by the Gallup Organization during 2005 reported between 23 and 41% of American adults hold this position. A minority of the public believes that a woman should be free to terminate her pregnancy at any stage and for any reason that she feels valid. Some feel that she should be able to choose to terminate the life of the pre-embryo, embryo or fetus for any reason up to a certain point in gestation, but not afterwards. Some would only

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