Legalization Of Abortion

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It is and estimated that up to 78,000 deaths occur each year as a result of the approximately 20 million illegal and unsafe abortion procedures that take place worldwide. In contrast 1.2 million abortions are performed each year. 6.4 million women get pregnant every year, and 1.2 million of those babies are aborted almost every year. When a woman aborts her baby, that means they’re leaving them. They are removing the human embryo from the pregnant woman before the complete term of that pregnancy.
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 pregnancy (Rich). For a bit, abortion was considered homicide and everyone was against it. People then realized
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Wade Act was passed in 1973 legalizing abortion in the US and England. A woman’s right to have an abortion goes along with every other citizen’s right to privacy. Statistics clearly show that when abortion is made illegal or inaccessible, women who confront unwanted pregnancies inevitably turn to other, typically very unsafe, avenues to end their pregnancies rather than carrying them to term (Sprague). When the women try to terminate the baby by themselves, it will most likely lead to problems in your present and future day. Though abortion was illegal until 1973, women still aborted their babies illegally, and still …show more content…
A bill that was passed in 1976, called the Hyde Amendment, that denies funding for abortions except in certain restricted situations. Although many find their arguments extremely controversial, economists Steve Levitt and John Donohue have suggested that by reducing the number of babies born to women who were unable to handle the burden of childrearing at the time of their pregnancies, the legalization of abortion in the United States actually led to a drop in crime rates (Sprague). If the women wait and have their baby when they have a higher level of income, then they would not have to worry about raising their children in a poor environment.
The last couple of years the opponents of pro-choice movement worked hard to restrict abortion rights in the US. These restrictions would restrict minors having abortions, the parent must be involved in it. There would also be a restriction on waiting periods. The US government brought in an anti-abortion policy, also known as, the “gag” rule. This law ties federal funding for non-governmental organizations in fifty countries around the world to the condition that they cannot offer abortion services or even discuss abortion with the populations they serve.

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