Essay about Is Abortion A Question Of Morality Or Of Women 's Rights?

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Is abortion a question of morality or of women’s rights? Abortion has been a major debate in the United States since the early 1970s. The Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade marked the beginning of a four decade long controversy concerning this issue. Some main arguments being disputed include whether or not fetuses are human beings with feelings, if abortion is murder, and if women have rights to their own bodies. Overpopulation is also a subject that needs to be taken into consideration. Women should have the right to do as they please with their bodies and abortion should be an option available for everyone. A woman who is unable to have control of her fertility is also unable to control and manage her life (Tarico par. 5). Life is known to throws curveballs occasionally. Unexpected things tend to happen, such as an unplanned pregnancy. No person, excluding the woman experiencing the pregnancy, has the right to determine whether or not it is appropriate to receive an abortion. Only women are proficient enough to determine if they are capable of handling pregnancy or not. Abortion is not murder. The removal of a fetus will not devastate a community, make the headline news, or lead people to think that there is a serial killer on the loose. The definition of murder is the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought. In the Roe v. Wade debate, Texas tried to argue that a fetus was in fact a person. An agreement was reached that an unborn fetus is…

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