Essay about Research Proposal on Abortion

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Research Project Proposal
Topic: Abortion
Psychology 101
Jasmine Payne

Summary of Background Research Abortion is a controversial topic that has plagued the country for decades. Even after the 7-2 Supreme Court trial (Roe vs. Wade) made it legal for women to choose to get abortions. This decision was based off the right of privacy coupled with the agreement between the woman and the state. Due to this decision abortion rights vary from state to state, in fact, about 85% of United States counties do not provide abortion services. Even though, abortion is ten times safer than the actual process of giving birth and 68,000 women died from resorting to “back-alley abortions.” Knowing all this, there are still two main groups arguing
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They scream at Congress to legalize abortion in all states. The thousands of women that die from back alley abortions and suicide because they have no access to abortion clinics are unnecessary deaths. They also provide hard facts and statistics showing the legalization of abortion lowers crime rates, is safer than natural pregnancy, and has little to no side effects (physiological or psychological) on the woman undergoing the procedure. They want to make sure every woman has the choice, whether it is to remain abstinent, legally abort, or keep her child. Rape and incest are strong focal points of the pro-life mission statement. No woman should be forced to go through 9 months of pregnancy if it is not her choice to do so. Both of these groups come down to individual interests and views. Pro-life is the conservative belief that the government has the absolute decision to preserve all human life, regardless of the circumstances. While pro-choice is the liberal view that it is the individual woman’s choice on whether or not to abort the unborn fetus. The main point of conflict is whether the unborn fetus is truly a human being and ultimately who has the choice to terminate its life. The United States government is also having trouble choosing a side of the argument; they have to be careful with the separation of church and state. It is unlikely there will

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