Essay about Abortion Report

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Abortion Report

I have chosen for my topic Abortion. I think that it is a topic that is very important in today's society however it is often dodged or avoided.
Different Presidents say different things and have different stances about it, and often it is had to know what to think about it. Basically there are two different ways of looking at it: Pro-Choice, which takes the stance of saying that it is the woman's choice if she wants to have an abortion and that it is only her business. So basically they want it to remain legal. Then there is the other stance of Pro-Life which says that it should not remain legal and that it is just about as bad as cold-blooded murder. I happen to agree with this.
This is what I will be focusing on
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2. 1973 - Roe vs. Wade. The state of Texas had outlawed abortions. The
Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional, bur refused to order an injunction against the state. On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court voted the right to privacy included abortions.

3. 1976 - Planned Parenthood vs. Danforth. Ruled that requiring consent by the husband and the consent from a parent if a person was under 18 was unconstitutional. This case supported a woman's control over her own body and reproductive system.

To conclude about Pro-Choice I will state what Dana Pentoney has said:
Abortion deals with one's private life and should have nothing to do with the government. However, abortion should not be used as a means of birth control, but if a fetus will be unwanted, it is better to be aborted than to be abused or neglected. Now onto Pro-Life. This is what Presidential hopeful Bob Dole believed in, and to start it off I will give some interesting facts on how our views on
Abortion have changed throughout the years.

Asking the simple question What is Abortion? Here are the answers that you would have gotten: 1859 - The slaughter of countless children; no mere misdemeanor or no mere attempt upon the life of the mother, but the wanton and murderous destruction of her child; such unwarrantable destruction of human life.

1871 - The work of destruction; The wholesale destruction of unborn infants.

1967 - The interruption of an unwanted pregnancy.

1970

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