Is Abortion A Morally Right Option For Women? Essay

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The topic that I have investigated about is Abortion. Abortion is a highly controversial topic around the globe, mostly because of the moral issues it brings forwards based on people’s philosophies and religion. A significant part of the population, called prolife, consider abortion as murdering a living child and hence, are against abortion. Another group of people, called prochoice, believe that the parents, particularly women, have the choice to do anything with their body and entertain the right to decide whether or not to keep the child. They may not necessarily be against abortion, but they believe that abortion is an equally morally right option for women.
The history of abortion suggests that there were no legal prohibition on abortion until the 1800s (Abortion, par.1). Despite having to use primitive and risky methods, women were often found helping each other to abort and great philosophers like Plato, Aristotle and Hippocrates are also said to have spoken in favor of abortion time and again. Connecticut passed the first antiabortion law in the United States in 1821, and for the next century, abortion was considered wrong and illegal throughout most of the world (SFLA, par.1). On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion based on women’s right to privacy and that’s when the debate on abortion started around the country (SFLA, par.17).
Abortion is of two types: natural and procured. Natural abortion, popularly known as miscarriages, does…

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