Essay about Abortion Is Only An Option

1574 Words Apr 4th, 2016 7 Pages
Abortion Is Only An Option! Abortion is one of the biggest controversial topics, not only in America but worldwide. When it comes to the topic of abortion there is two sides, pro-life and pro-choice. People who believe in pro-life believe that abortion should be totally illegal. Pro-life also has very good points that will be mentioned. But pro-choice is the better option because it is only an option for people. Abortion really started to blow up as a problem in 1973 in the Roe Vs. Wade case. Here’s a little summary of Roe Vs. Wade. The Court held that a woman 's right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy (recognized in Griswold v. Connecticut) protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision gave a woman a right to abortion during the entirety of the pregnancy and defined different levels of state interest for regulating abortion in the second and third trimesters.
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Abortions are most commonly done by doctors in a hospital with the proper training and equipment. But for people in places where it is not legal, women might get an illegal abortion with people that do not have the proper training or equipment. This may lead to unnecessary deaths of women. “The World Health Organization estimates that worldwide 110,000 women die and six times as many are damaged every year from badly performed illegal abortions” (“Abortion”). The article…

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