Should Abortion Be Legalized? Essay

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The National Vital Statistics report states, “In 2004 an estimated 6,390,000 pregnancies resulted in 4.11 million live births, 1.22 million induced abortions, and 1.06 million fetal loses.” This research also reports there was not great change in the rate of abortions from the years 1976-2004. (2008) Abortion is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as, ‘a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus.” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion)
Since abortion is commonly used in today’s society, there is much discussion of whether or not it should continue to be legal in the United States. Each person in the U.S has their own stance on abortion and much of the individual’s religion, values, and culture dictates to them whether or not abortion is socially acceptable. This debate is still prevalent today, which was recently publicized in the Supreme Court decision of whether or not the government should continue to fund Planned Parenthood. (is this accurate?)
The 2016 presidential candidates that are in support of defunding Planned Parenthood were, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Carly Fiornia. (http://ballotpedia.org/2016_presidential_candidates_on_abortion) These candidates are all representatives of the Republican Party, and believe that the unborn child has a right to life which others should not take that right away through the process of abortion. They believe that abortion is considered…

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