Personal Rights Vs. Religious Beliefs

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ABORTION PERSONAL RIGHTS VS. RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AECHMIA COTE LAW 103 BAY PATH UNIVERSITY One of the many controversial topics in the United States is ABORTION. It is defined as a Removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy as described on dictionary.com. I must say that, days of research it seems to be a debatable issue especially when it comes to religion and one’s personal choice in life to choose to do it, and remains to be a public interest. This will continue being an issue that is either for or against abortion. A topic like this has been going on for a couple of years now. Many people do have opposing views for “Pro-Choice” in which a woman has the right to…show more content…
A case that was decided on Jan. 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade in favor of abortion rights ( ProChoice), the Constitution gives “a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy which is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not terminate her pregnancy. Woman’s independence and ability to determine her future she should be able to choose whether or not to control their reproductive lives. Embryos and fetuses are not considered self-determining beings, and that abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, not that of a baby. A person 's age is determined by their birth date, not conception. The majority opinion in Roe v. Wade states that "the word 'person, ' as used in the Fourteenth Amendment [of the US Constitution], does not include the unborn." And in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart (2007) that undue restrictions on abortion infringe upon a woman’s autonomy to determine her life’s course, and thus to enjoy equal citizenship statures. At the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, they had stated that there is "no legitimate scientific information that supports the statement that a fetus experiences pain." A fetus probably can 't feel pain until the 29th or 30th week of gestation. Abortions that late into a pregnancy are extremely rare and are often restricted by state laws. According to Stuart W. G. Derbyshire, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the University of
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