Abortion : The Common Medical Procedures Essay

2138 Words Dec 1st, 2014 9 Pages
According to emedicine, “Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed in the United States each year. More than 40% of all women will end a pregnancy by abortion at some time in their reproductive lives.” This law was passed by the U.S Supreme Court during the case between Roe V. Wade, 1973. Pregnancy is the termination of a human pregnancy (fetus), performed within the twenty-eight weeks of pregnancy. In some European countries the general law would allow abortion before the “quickening” of the fetus. This law simply means that the process of abortion was only allow to be done during the sixteen or eighteen week period of the pregnancy; any violations of the specified week period would resulted in prosecution. On the other hand, the United States was practiced until 1880, in which during that time a significant amount of states had banned but not necessarily to save the life of the woman. Though, in present time is more about the woman’s safety, due to complications during the process of the abortion. However, there are three sides to the abortion debate; To what extent does a woman have a right to obtain an abortion? And to what extent does a person have a right to protest the practice of abortion? These are two of the most fundamental questions and two conflicting rights, which was led by the U. S Supreme Court’s controversial decision towards the Roe V. Wade case in 1973. First off, prior to Roe V. Wade, it was said that over one million women had…

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