Abortion : Pro Choice And Pro Life

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Abortion
Issue in the United States (Section 1)
Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in America that is centered between advocates that are pro-choice and pro-life. Intentional miscarriages occur when a women induces the termination of a human during pregnancy, the procedure happens during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Pro-life and pro-choice advocates differ in many of their opinions, over the years the government has been trying to deal with the problem/issue, and now there are possible solutions to the issue.
This practice has been around for thousands of years, it dates back as far as the fourteenth century BCE, during this time women who induced the procedure were impaled on a stake and left to die. The issue has been an immense controversy for centuries, the Christian church claimed the procedure as a sin during the first century, Saint Augustine attempted to convince the people that the fetus does not have a soul until it is born (Kaplan). Today abortion is a heavily debated topic among advocates that are pro-choice and protesters that are pro-life. Anyone who self-identifies to be pro-choice, believes that abortion should be legalized, they claim that the mother should have the choice to terminate the fetus since she is in control of her own body. In 2004 the Guttmacher Institue surveyed women who successfully had abortions, seventy-five said that having a baby would interfere with work or going to school, and couldn’t afford a child (Kaplan). Half of…

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