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Many have pondered the topic of abortion. The argument being that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that every child conceived should be born (Sass). 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 instances. Pro-choice activists, on the other hand, also carry very strong points. They believe that the child inside them is their property and its life doesn't begin 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). 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 it's immoral and life begins at conception. In my paper I will give you information on why abortion should and shouldn't exist. Then I will tell you my beliefs and why I stand by them.
Abortion is the choice of women whether or not they want to receive one. Under the 14th Amendment's "personal liberty" women are given the right to receive an abortion. The right to choose to have an abortion is so personal and essential to women's lives that without this right, women cannot exercise other fundamental rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution (Paltrow). The state can't interfere in the private lives of a citizen. Without the right to choose an abortion, the 14th Amendment's guarantee of liberty has little meaning for women. A man can withdraw from a relationship as soon as he finds out about a pregnancy. There is no question of his involvement after he has made his choice. It is fair to say that women should be given the same choice. If a woman doesn't want to hold the responsibilities of a child than she should be able to have the choice of abortion in her options. "Because contraceptives fail, and because they are not always available or possible to use, abortion is necessary if people are to be able to determine whether and
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