Abortion Is One Of America 's Most Debated Issues Essay

1325 Words Dec 14th, 2015 null Page
“In abortion, the person who is massacred, physically and morally, is the woman.”
Italo Calvino.
Abortion refers to the voluntary termination of a pregnancy, resulting in the death of the fetus or embryo. Abortions performed prior to the third trimester are legal in the United States, although the issue has polarized mainstream political parties. Almost all state Democratic Party platforms support abortion while almost all state Republican Party platforms oppose it. (http://uspolitics.about.com/od/electionissues/i/abortion.htm) Abortion is one of America’s most debated issues. Constantly debated between Democrats and Republicans. Knowing the things I know about abortion, such as the multiple operations, I will continue to be pro-life.

For as long as I can remember, abortion has been a touchy subject. Digging further into the research field, I found that abortion goes way back into the late nineteenth century. It wasn’t that big of a controversy then, but as the years wore on in the early twentieth century; things began to heat up. Abortion became a huge topic during the suffrage movement for women’s rights. At that time, abortion was illegal. The only way a woman could obtain an abortion, one that was safe, was dependent on her social status. Women who had money would go to other countries to find someone who would be willing to take them on. However, most times when this was done, it would cost a high fee. Poor women would end up trying to find someone, anyone, who was…

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