Essay on Is Abortion Morally Wrong?

1524 Words Mar 30th, 2016 7 Pages
“Does the Constitution embrace a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy by abortion?” (Oyez)Abortion is the termination of an unwanted pregnancy. This was the question asked during the trial of Roe v Wade, because Jane Roe wished to terminate her pregnancy even though Texas law prohibited it unless to save a mother’s life. According to the Supreme Court, the answer is yes. The Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 determined that a woman 's right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy, protected by the Fourteenth Amendment (Oyez). Despite the decision of the Supreme Court, many women still face opposition when exercising their right to legal abortions in the United States. Some argue that abortion is morally wrong, but this is not the case. Women should have safe, easy, and legal access to abortions because it falls under their rights as American citizens and it is not a moral issue. A woman 's right to abortion is a protected right under the constitution. In the Roe v. Wade decision, it was determined that a woman had total control over her pregnancy during the first trimester, so if a woman wishes to have an abortion during that time, the federal government should protect that right. (Oyez) However there are still unfair and unconstitutional restrictions on abortion throughout the country. “Since 2010, abortion opponents have passed more than 280 restrictive laws..” (USA Today). States continue to decrease the number of abortion clinics available to women in need.…

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