Should Abortion Be Legal? Essay

1592 Words Mar 30th, 2016 7 Pages
In 1973, the Supreme Court resolved the unconstitutional law that prohibited a woman to have an abortion for non-emergency reasons. Since then, the controversial case known as Roe V. Wade has divided the people, labeling themselves as either pro-life or pro-choice (McBride). Abortion is not a topic that should be treated lightly, but it is also not a topic that should be ignored all together. In fact, for some, it may be their only option. Abortion should be legal no matter the case because it saves women who cannot have a child, motherhood is a choice, and a child should not come into this world unwanted.
Abortion procedures vary depending on the term of the pregnancy. Different procedures are available for first term, second term, and third term. For first term, there’s a choice between a medicinal or surgical procedure. For medicinal, options such as Methotrexate, Misoprostol (MTX), Mifepristone, and Misoprostol can be easily taken during the first seven to nine weeks of pregnancy. Surgical procedures such as Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) and Aspiration are also available for the first 3 to 12 weeks. For second term, medicinal procedures are no longer available. Surgical procedures such as Dilation & Curettage (D & C) and Dilation & Evacuation (D & E) are available at around 16 weeks. Abortions by third term are illegal in most states except in certain medical situations. By late term, the baby is able to survive outside the womb. However, there are still procedures…

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