Moral And Legal Implications Of Abortion

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Moral and Legal Implications of Abortion

What would a child choose if given a voice in the womb, abortion or a chance at life? With ceaseless controversy over abortion, it is crucial to take into account both the moral and legal implications. A unborn child’s personhood has a considerable effect on the views of the morality of abortion. Legally, it is critical to consider parental rights and regulations placed on abortion. This contentious debate has been involved in the United State’s history for quite some time. Abortion was practiced until 1880, when it was banned except to save a mother’s life. This legislation was put into place to eliminate midwives due to the threat they posed on the male medical establishments. In addition, it confined women to the childbearing role and used against the women’s suffrage movements. With abortion being illegal, dangerous alternatives were practiced. Women of color or poverty used dangerous methods, such as the coat hanger method. While women with title or wealth, could often find a physician to complete the “under the table” procedure for a high cost. With many not being able to afford this, many women ended up hospitalized from self induced abortions. In 1960, the Women 's Liberation Movement began to fight for safe and legal abortions. On January 22nd, 1973, the Supreme Court recognized women to have the right to terminate a pregnancy in the Roe vs. Wade case. Many pro-choice advocates believe that it is
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