Argumentative Essay: The Right To Life

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According to the Declaration of Independence, we as Americans are guaranteed certain unalienable rights, which include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, there is much debate over whether or not the government gives and protects these rights. There is much controversy over the varying topics which relate to our unalienable rights. Our modern laws such as the ability to have an abortion, sentence someone to death, bear arms, and gay marriage all support the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The right to life can be defined as the right of living and not having your life unfairly taken by another human being. In 1973, the Supreme Court was faced with the case of Roe v. Wade. The case resulted in a landmark decision: abortion would be legal in all fifty U.S. states. The ruling protects a woman’s right to life seeing as how she would not be forced to have a child she either did not want or could not support. The ruling also stated it is a woman’s choice to decide if and when she wants to have children. The death penalty is another topic often discussed in regards to the right of life. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, all but six states can sentence criminals to the death penalty for crimes involving murder. People
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Concealed carry laws, also known as right-to-carry laws, state a person may have a weapon such as a handgun on them in a public space. Gun control activists claim these laws lead to an increase in violent crime; however, this is untrue. A study in 2014 found the concealed carry laws lead to a decrease in the national murder rate. The study also found the increase in gun dealers urged people to acquire the correct permits out of fear of being punished. This evidence shows allowing individuals to practice the right to bear arms actually leads to a reduction in

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