Abortion : The Issue Of Abortion

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“Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed in the United States each year” (Abortion Overview and History). It is the termination of a human pregnancy, which is often performed during the first twenty-eight weeks of pregnancy. The topic of abortion seems to be a major issue in todays time. There are many people who are for it and many people who are against it. Religion has a lot to do with the side that people take on this issue. Many people see abortion as committing murder, while others it as the woman’s choice because it is her body. There have been many court cases over the years dealing with the issue of abortion, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey to name a couple. Both of these cases touch on…show more content…
While on the surface these laws may sound like they aim to protect women’s health, medical exports say that these laws are unnecessary because abortion is an incredibly safe procedure (ACLU). According to American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, many leading medical leaders oppose the laws because they jeopardize women’s health by preventing access to abortion. It is evident, however, that the law intended to stop women from receiving abortions. In this particular case it is important to understand both sides. Whole Woman’s Health felt that HB2 was unconstitutional, because it made it harder for women to safely get an abortion. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services, felt that the laws were constitutional and should remain in place. There are some influences of United States founding documents in this court case. This includes a couple of amendments from the United States Constitution, which are included in the Bill of rights. These influences are outlined in an article thusly, “The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, declares that “No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” Likewise, the Fourteenth Amendment made this portion of the Fifth Amendment applicable to the states by explicitly affirming, “nor shall

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