Abortion: The Roe Vs. Wade Case

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Many babies are denied the chance to live each year because of the option of a medical procedure called abortion. Abortion is defined as the intentional, premature extraction of the unborn fetus from the female uterus. There are many people who have gone through this procedure all over the world. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are an estimated 1.21 million abortions performed in America annually. Although abortion may not be personal for everyone, most people have at least one friend or family member who has had an abortion.
Abortion was first practiced in Western Europe and United States in the 19th century by women healers. The women healers “used a variety of techniques to end pregnancies, making use of herbal
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Wade case. In this case, Norma McCorvey, or Roe, was a pregnant single woman who lived in Texas. At the time, it was illegal to obtain or attempt an abortion without medical claims that an abortion would save the life of the mother. She was suing Henry Wade, the District Attorney of Dallas County at the time, because he enforced the law that prohibited abortion except under certain circumstances. Even though she eventually won the case that pushed for lesser laws against abortion, Norma McCorvey had her baby and gave it up for adoption. Since the Roe vs. wade case in 1973, “more than 46 million abortions have been performed” (Friedman …show more content…
“Each year an estimated 13,000 American women have abortions after becoming pregnant as a result of rape and/or incest” (Friedman 7). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “14,000 abortions are done because of rape/incest (This only makes up about 1% of all abortions.)” Many Americans assume that a women who conceived because of rape or incest would chose to have an abortion, but in actuality, that is not the case. As stated in Victims and Victors: Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions and Children Resulting From Sexual Assault, “None of the women who gave birth to a child conceived in sexual assault expressed regret or wished they had aborted instead.” It also stated, “Most women who had abortions said that abortion only increased the trauma they were

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