Abortion : A Contemporary Moral Issue Essay

2229 Words Dec 13th, 2014 9 Pages
For millennia, women have been the primary subject of scrutiny when it comes to the topic of abortion. Simply because it is a female that bears children in our species does not account for all the prejudice and moral tantrums that are publically thrown in protest of abortion rights or the right to life. Today, the debate remains strong but we still linger upon the woman being the sole holder of moral responsibility in the matter. Some will extend the moral repercussions to third-party abortion providers. Some will even extend the moral repercussions to the government. One goal of this discussion is to reign in the prejudice against women and attempt to make the moral responsibility extend to only the familial unit of which would bear the burden of life should an unwanted human be given birth, and the moral injustice of that act. Within this essay, I aim to discuss abortion as a contemporary moral issue; one that revolves around concerns of a persons’ rights: including preservation of health, right to life, and the target of the moral responsibility regarding abortions. It serves well to discuss the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision of Roe versus Wade. This court decision was taken to the Supreme Court due to the implications surrounding abortion and the 14th amendment of the US Constitution. The 14th amendment states that, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States… are citizens of the State… nor shall any state deprive any person of life,…

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