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Abortion : The Legal Precedent

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There have been many debates over abortion. One of the more famous acts in history about abortion is Roe vs. Wade on January 22, 1973. In this case the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions. This includes the decision to have an abortion without interference from politics and regulations, or religion. Therefore, a state may not ban abortion prior to viability. About 42 years have passed and numerous Americans still believe that is the correct way. The Roe vs. Wade case is now known as the case that legalized abortion nationwide. The decision also set a legal precedent that affected more than 30 subsequent Supreme Court cases involving restrictions on access to abortion. However, this does not mean all of the 50 states can agree on one thing. According to a Princeton poll, Americans remain divided on the issue and 46% are pro-life, which leaves 47% for pro-choice. The poll was conducted in May of 2014. It is still current, so not much has changed. Pro-life believes that abortion is not correct, while pro-choice believes it is a woman’s right and that should not be limited by governmental or religious authority. Pro-choice believers also say that women may resort to harmful and illegal abortions if there is no safe legal option available. While on the other side, the pro-life believers argue that parenthood begins at conception, and it is unfair to the baby to allow
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