Is Abortion Morally Right?

943 WordsDec 3, 20154 Pages
Abortion is a major topic of debate in today 's society. Politics, doctors, and many others discuss this topic regularly. Is abortion morally right? Should it be allowed? Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. There is generally two major sides on this topic; for or against. There has been a lot of research done on both views looking at the sociological effects. Throughout history abortion has been a controversial topic. In the early 1800s women healers and doctors would perform abortions regularly. Abortions were done using knitting needles, coat hangers, dangerous solutions such as lye, or ingesting strong drugs. In 1973 The supreme court case Roe V. Wade determined that the constitution protected the right for women to get abortions without political interference. In 1803, Britain first passed anti-abortion laws. In 1880 almost all abortions in the United States were illegal except for ones in which it would save the mother 's life. During the 19th century abortion was viewed as a sin. This was a period in which humanitarian reform was trending. In the 1890s there was an estimated two-million abortions a year, compared to todays half a million. There are two essential components to every social problem; the objective condition and the subjective concern. An objective condition is a condition of society that can be measured or experienced. A subjective concern is the concern
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