Persuasive Essay On Abortion

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Melissa Wilson
Miss Windish
English II
4 October 2017
Stop Murder in the Womb
Would you consider killing a teenager? How about a toddler? Would you contemplate killing an infant baby? An abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy” (Sullivan 63). Although there are many reasons as to why women have an abortion, it should be illegal, because of the medical risks and ethics.
Before support is shown as to why abortion should be illegal, here is some historical background. Abortions first started with the Native Americans and the settlers. In the mid 1800s states started to pass laws making abortion illegal. One reason people wanted to keep abortions legal however was because the settlers birth rate was much higher than the Natives, and the Native Americans didn’t want the settlers to overpower them. During this time abortion was a very risky and dangerous thing. Hospitals were not a common thing. There weren't very many doctors around. Doctors weren’t very educated so most could only focus on basic needs. In 1910 abortion was made illegal in all states but one. The only time where abortion was accepted was when the birth of the child would lead to the mother's death (“History of Abortion-National Abortion Federation”). In 1970 Lina Coffee and Sarah Wedding of the University of Texas Law filed a lawsuit for their pregnant friend Jane Roe. They stated that the law of illegal abortions breaks her

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