The Cause And Effect Of The Epidemic Of German Measles Invaded The United States

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Between 1962 and 1965 an epidemic of German measles invaded the United States. The effects of the measles causes deformities within the children. (Gold 15) The defects of the babies who were affected by the measles was partial motivation for the Pro-Abortion movement in the late 60’s and early 70’s. On January 23, 1973 the United States supreme court ruled that women have the constitutional right to abort a pregnancy. This constitutional right struck down laws in 31 states and required 18 more to rewrite their laws with exception to New York whose abortion law was very liberal. (5) In 2012 the CDC said that 699,000 abortions happened in the United States that year. 13.2 percent of women aged 15-44 years had an abortion in 2012. The abortion ratio was 210 abortions per 1,000 live births. (Bair 1) Recently, states like Indiana are starting to limit women’s abortion rights. Indiana recently passed a bill in March of 2016 that states a person cannot get an abortion because of the gender, ethnicity, or if the fetus has a disability (Osowski 13a). Abortion has divided the nation for over 43 years. Different methods of abortion have developed over time for the first, second, and third trimesters. These procedures have developed into chemical or surgical methods to eliminate the fetus. During the first trimester the fetus develops a heartbeat, arms, legs, and has weak bones (Levatio 3:00-5:08). The most common procedure for the first trimester abortions abortion is the…

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