Essay on Abortion : The Issue Of Abortion

2346 Words May 18th, 2016 10 Pages
Abortion has always been a major issue in America since the passing of the major court case about abortion called Roe v. Wade in 1973. Abortion is still debated and talked about in America. Even though it may not be a big of an issue as America’s economic problems or America’s education system, abortion holds a deeper meaning to Americans. The history of abortion of how abortion came to be today is important to see where the ideas of abortion stemmed from and how the abortion issue started and evolved to the debates we have today. The different sides of the argument about abortion is also important to consider and how these types of viewpoints came to be. The statistical data and the science of the child in the fetus affects how some people view abortion and affects how the issue of abortion is debated. The issue of abortion that has been debated for decades evolved into a deeper issue that concerns when life in the mother’s womb begins and women 's rights as an individual.

Roe v. Wade was an important U.S Supreme Court case that took place in America that decided the course of abortion in America. It took place on January 1973, and it was a challenge to the Texas law which made abortion a crime unless a woman 's life was at stake. The court case was filed by a woman whose real name was Norma McCorvey, but her legal pseudonym was Jane Roe. McCorvey was a 22 year old woman who wanted to end her pregnancy, but the Texas law during this time forbid all abortions unless the…

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