Abortion Argumentative Essay, Pro Choice

927 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Mary Townsend
Med. Lit.
Mrs. Averbeck
February 27, 2016 On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court made a 7 - 2 decision to legalize abortion in most of the fifty states. Although abortion was not legal in the past it was being preformed on women since the fifteenth century all over the globe, but, most women did not survive the surgery. That is the biggest reason it was preformed in secret because it was taking so many lives. Thanks to modern day medicine and technology the success rate for women is nearly one hundred percent. Today, the decision that was made in 1973 has caused American citizens, mostly women, to debate wether abortion is considered murder or just a simple act of not wanting to bring an unwanted child
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For example, through rape or abuse. Many would women give their baby's up after they are born if they underwent any of those traumatic events. An opinion based point may be that every child should be brought into the world with love and that a fetuses is not yet a human if it can not survive outside of the uterus on its own. Therefore, it should not be considered murder. If the fetus still needs its mothers body to live then the mother's body should be the number one priority and thats should thereby grant her the choice to endure both the physical and mental chances a pregnancy causes a women. Points made on the pro-life side of the augment also have opinion based and factual based points. This side has much less factual based points but does have many religious ones. One being that many branches of the Christian faith reject the idea of abortion being an acceptable action in any situation. This is because many branches of Christianity believe that sexual intercourse should only be done for conceptional purposes and only within the binds of marriage, because of this, any child conceived within these terms, or outside of them, is automatically a child of God. Therefore, terminating the pregnancy would be seen as a moral sin. The pro-life side has a strong opinion the every baby has potential, wether

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