Abortion Should Not Be Legal Option Essay

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A topic that has been a troubling problem for Americans, since the U.S--. Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision on Roe vs. Wade, is abortion. The debate over whether abortion should or should not be a legal option continues to divide Americans. Abortion was declared a “fundamental right” on January 22, 1973. For a lot of people, abortion is mainly an idea rather than a hard reality. Very often the most tenacious abortion proponents know little about the amount of abortions that are actually performed in the United States, or what the principal abortion methods are. There was 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2005. This is the most recent year that data is available for. This equals about 3,315 abortions a day. After it was legalized there was approximately 50 million abortions in the United States. There is research that indicates that 98% of all abortions performed are related to issues of personal choice. The most common reason women give for having an abortion consist of not feeling emotionally capable or financially stable of taking care of a child, and concern that having a child would forever alter her life. Should abortion be legal or illegal? Many anti-abortion laws and codes have been on the statue books of almost every state since around 1990. In 1937, abortion was forbidden, or banned, in thirty states and constitutional under very narrow circumstances in the other twenty states. Their idea of “narrow circumstances” are pregnancies derived from…

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