Should Abortion Be Legal

2284 WordsMar 2, 201210 Pages
Certainly the issue of abortion is not something to be taken lightly because it is the termination of what could, potentially, become a human being. There are very many ways of looking at abortion, which make it hard to decide whether or not you are for it. Although there are many good reasons as to why someone would choose to be against it I, for one, believe abortion could, in some cases, be the right thing to do. Abortion could save women from an experience that could either damage or kill them. This is not the same for every single case but there are exceptions. First off there is the discussion of women's privacy and how the decision to abort a baby is mainly their decision. That and the decision of her partner is theirs alone, no…show more content…
It based its decision on a women's right to constitutional privacy. But is a woman really right to be a murder? It is her right, but she is abusing her freedom. The cause of this change was the Roe vs. Wade case. In that case, Roe, a Texas resident, sought to obtain an abortion. Texas law prohibited abortions except to save the pregnant mother's life. The court came to the conclusion that a woman's right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy, protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision gave a woman a right to abortion during the entire time of the pregnancy and defined different levels of state interest for regulating abortion in the second and third trimesters. As a result, the laws of 46 states were affected by the Court's ruling. The law that was made, state! d that the "law protects only 'legal persons' and that 'legal personhood does not exist parentally.' It authorized no legal restrictions on abortion in the first three months. No restrictions from then until viability except those needed to make the procedure safer for the mother. Abortion was allowed until birth if one licensed physician judged it necessary for the mother's 'health.'" Roe has totally reversed her thoughts about abortion since 1973. She says that it started out as a little lie, then it just grew bigger and bigger. She first lied about how she got pregnant; she was really having an affair. She says, "It was good for the cause. It read

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