Essay Abortions Should Be Legal For Abortion

1290 Words May 9th, 2016 6 Pages
Abortions have been a topic for debate for many years. Many people believe it to be murder or wrong due to their religion. The debate between prochoice and prolife maynot be as black and white as most people believe. In fact, only about 19% of Americans believe that abortions should be illegal no matter what the circumstances are (oliver). Abortions should be available to all women no matter what their reasoning is.
Abortions have been around for 100’s of years. It has been practiced by women of all kind up until 1800 when it became illegal. Women were performing abortions by themselves using objects around the house. Due to the ill methods, many women got infections and even became infertile. In 1963 the Abortion Counseling Service of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union came to service to assist women in need of abortions (history). This system was an illegal practice in order to help women in need of abortions. At this time, women could only get an abortion if their life was in danger. Even though their lives were not at risk, many women needed this underground abortion clinic in order to survive in the world. This was the world women lived in until 1973 when Jane Roe challenged the right to abortions.
Roe vs. Wade is one of the biggest cases in abortions. Up until the case, abortions were illegal unless the mother 's life was at stake. “The court found that a woman’s decision to terminate a pregnancy in the first trimester was protected under the ‘right of…

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