Essay about The Controversial Issue Of Abortion

1352 Words May 8th, 2015 6 Pages
Introduction Abortion is considered to be one of the most controversial issues worldwide. Millions of people are not alive today because they were never given a chance at life. The word abortion is derived from the Latin word “abortio,” which means to abort, miscarry, or deliver prematurely. Abortion is defined by Dictionary.com as the “removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy” and occurs especially during the first six months. An abortion is performed about once every thirty seconds. Abortion is surrounded by multiple unanswered questions such as: If people are sexually educated right, would it lower the number of abortions? Could proper support from parents possibly prevent the rising numbers of teen pregnancy which consequently lead to an abortion? Are contraceptives available enough to avoid unwanted pregnancy? Abortion statistics could be lowered if sexual education, parental support, and the availability of contraceptives were all properly taken care of and constantly managed.
Origin of Abortion Abortion was widespread in most of the colonial American times, but it was kept undisclosed due to multiple stringent laws in opposition to unmarried sexual activity. Abortions became legal in the United States of America during a notorious 1973 Supreme Court ruling known as the Roe v Wade case. Mrs. Jane Roe (P), a pregnant single woman, presented a class action suit demanding the constitutionality of the abortion laws in the state of Texas.…

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