Abortion Should Be An Option For A Pregnant Woman Essay

1902 Words Jun 30th, 2016 8 Pages
Richard Poch
Lackawanna College

Abortion has been a topic of discussion for many years and probably will be for many years to come. It has caused political issues throughout the years and many different activists have very different opinions on whether or not abortion should be an option for a pregnant woman. This paper will discuss Roe V. Wade and how the outcome affected rules and regulations on abortions, the Pennsylvania laws on abortion, Planned Parenthood and their role in abortions, emotional well being for a woman post abortion and personal opinions on the topic.

Abortions in PA
Roe V. Wade
In 1973, Roe V. Wade ruled a state law unconstitutional that banned all abortions except to save the life of the mother. The court also ruled that states were forbidden for not allowing or regulating any aspect of abortion performed in the first trimester of pregnancy and could only perform abortions in the second and third trimester related to the health of the mother or unborn child respectively, with exceptions made only to protect the life of the mother. (McBride).
Roe V. Wade was a controversial topic of discussion from the time it was released and divided the nation politically. To this day, Roe V. Wade continues to spark debates, politics and even violence sometimes called the “culture wars” (McBride). Roe V. Wade is still the Supreme Court’s most recognized decision to date. At the time Roe V. Wade was decided, many states…

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