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 state action is enough to allow a women... Continues...