Essay about Although Controversial, Abortion is a Reality

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Policy Proposal

Abortion is a topic that most people prefer not to talk about. Nonetheless, although it is a controversial topic, it is also an undeniable reality. Many women have practiced abortion and many more will continue doing it regardless of the laws allowing, restricting, or prohibiting this practice. According to statistics provided by Planned Parenthood 3 out of 10 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. Abortion was legalized by the Supreme Court in its landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade. However, as the nation marked the 40th anniversary of this historical decision, lawmakers have enacted more than 130 laws limiting abortion rights (Abortion, 2013). Women are legally entitled to make their own choices about their bodies, their health, and their lives therefore, abortion is a constitutional right that should not be restricted or criminalized.
Imposing age restrictions to intervene pregnancies will prevent young women from seeking professional services. For example, a 15 year old girl who was rapped and impregnated by her rapist might want to terminate her pregnancy. What is she going to do if she cannot receive professional services to remove her embryo? This pregnant child has a constitutional right, and society has a moral obligation to support his child when is needed the most. She cannot be forced to seek other unsafe means to terminate her pregnancy; on the contrary, she needs to be offered real options that are…