The Case Of Roe V. Wade Essay

705 Words Oct 26th, 2015 3 Pages
A woman is said to be a “life giver”, but yet most women in today’s societies are having abortions. “Abortion is the act of removing a human embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman prior to the completion of the full term of pregnancy” (Rich and Geraldine 1). Abortion should remain illegal. In just 5 weeks of a pregnancy cycle, the fetus has a heartbeat. In most cases, some women do not know that they are pregnant by then. Even if she finds out she is in the first trimester, most women still go on with abortion.

“On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court made the case of Roe v. Wade the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions – including the decision to have an abortion without interference from politicians” (Summary 1973. N.p.). In most cases, women want to have an abortion because they have been raped, and the fact of having a baby by a person they do not know about is terrifying. Women have Civil rights on control of their bodies. If a woman feels that pregnancy will make her body fat, and she will not have the “perfect body” after the pregnancy then she has the right to have an abortion. Also, “women throughout the world should have the right to a safe, legal, and accessible abortion” (Lee and Sprague 2). Adoption is not an alternative to abortion because it remains the woman’s choice whether or not to give her child up for adoption (About.com News & issues. N.p.).

However, when…

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