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A Women's Right to Have an Abortion

Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The argument being

that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that every

child conceived should be born (Sass vii). This has been a controversial

topic for years. Many people want to be able to decide the destiny of

others. Everyone in the United States is covered under the United States

constitution, and under the 14th Amendment women have been given the choice

of abortion. In 1973, Harry A. Blackmun wrote the majority opinion that

it's a women's right to have an abortion. Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.

Even though these people have been given the right, the case is not closed.

Pro-life activists carry a strong argument, and continue to push their

beliefs. They feel so strongly about these beliefs that violence has

broken out in some known instances. Pro-choice activists, on the other

hand, also carry very strong points. They believe that the child inside

them is their property and it's life doesn't be until birth. In 1973, the

United States Supreme Court decided that as long as the baby lived in the

womb, he or she would be the property of the mother. Because of this

decision almost every third baby conceived in America is killed by

abortion, over one and a half million babies a year (Willke vii). Many

countries have followed our decision on the abortion issue and some of

these include Canada, England, and France. Other countries still believe

abortion should be illegal, they include Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Although many believe that abortion is a women's choice, abortion should be

banned because its immoral and life begins at conception.

Abortion is the choice of a women whether or not she want's to receive

one. Under the 14th Amendment's "personal liberty" women are given the

right to receive an abortion. The 14th Amendment's concept of "personal

liberty" and restrictions on ...

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