Abortion Is Not A New Idea

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According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary abortion is, “ the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” Abortion is not a new idea, that is only understood in America. It is a procedure that has taken place worldwide for centuries. There is much debate over this topic because everyone has their own opinion of the idea. Some believe it should be banned forever and in all circumstances and others believe that abortion should be allowed and socially acceptable. Abortion in the United States of America has especially been a hot topic issue. Whether it has been deciding if it should be legal or not, defining what it is, if it should be tolerated and countless…show more content…
This also means that only the people that in all reality, could afford the child they are attempting to abort, could pay for a doctor proficient enough to do the procedure safely. Before abortions were legalized, in the 1920’s and 1930’s, groups of people trying to make birth control more accessible to women, which was highly opposed by the Roman Catholic church (Garrow 835). This shows that people only see the value of a woman by what she creates and carries in her body, because if people do not want birth control to be accessible to women, they only want them around to carry children. Years went by without much luck on the goal of legalizing abortion, for the safety of the mothers or the mothers well-being in general. Until Roe v. Wade. It is a common misconception that Roe v. Wade was the only court case revolving around abortion occurring at this time, but realistically, there were dozens. With that being said, it is without a doubt that it was not a fluke. It was not by chance that the passing of this court case was a one time scenario. If Roe v. Wade had not occurred, there would have been any of the other cases similar to Roe v. Wade that would have taken its place in the Supreme court in 1973, when the case was officially votes on and passed, which allowed women to have an abortion and be in relative privacy if she chose to do so (Garrow 836). This is a revolutionary court case in American history
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