Abortion : Legal Or Illegal?

2675 Words Mar 9th, 2015 11 Pages
Michael Paladino
English
“Abortion: Legal or Illegal?” Prior to the famous Roe vs. Wade case in 1973, abortion was legal in 20 states and illegal in the remaining 30. After the case, the Supreme Court decided to legalize abortion. By definition, abortion is “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” Other terminology, such as pro-life, is defined as “opposed to abortion,” while pro-choice is “believing that pregnant women should have the right to choose to have an abortion.” Abortion is an extremely controversial topic with such extreme opposing views that it can never reach a satisfying consensus for all citizens. Whether abortion should be legal or not because it mostly comes down to one’s opinion and morals, which vary from person to person. The two opposing views have a lot of support for their reasoning behind their opinions, but the main gist of it is that pro-choice believers think that making abortion illegal is unfair and unjust because that takes away a woman’s freedom to make her own choices. On the other hand, pro-life believers think that an abortion is equivalent to murder and that since the mother is able to make a decision to kill her baby, the law should be the baby’s voice and decide to stay alive. With thorough research, I dove deeper into this topic and tried to come to a conclusion as to whether or not abortion should be legal or illegal. To begin my research,…
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