Essay on Abortion: A Social and Moral Issue

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Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of this generation. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of a pregnancy. Ever since the court case of Roe v. Wade battle lines have been drawn between pro-choice, advocates who support the right to an abortion, and pro-life, advocates who will do anything to stop abortion. Pro-life and pro-choice advocates beliefs on abortion differs morally, lawfully and ethically.
Teen pregnancy is also a common issue in America that is a leading factor to abortion, according to National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, “Eight in ten teen pregnancies were unintended and 81% involved unmarried teens. According to the Centers for
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In constitutional laws murder is illegal which brings in to question at what stage of aborting the baby would it become murder. Recently a doctor named Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder when he provided late term abortions to women. Gosnell injected a drug in the utero to stop the heart causing the mothers to deliver stillbirths, which caused antiabortionist to wonder why a procedure done to a living baby outside the womb is murder, but destroying a fetus of similar development before delivery can be legal.
Pro-choice and pro-life supporters opinions differ lawfully and that has been proved in many court cases. There have been many Supreme Court cases and laws made over abortion specifically starting with Roe v. Wade. In the early 1970’s nearly fifteen states had passed liberal abortion laws but in the 1973 court case of Roe v. Wade, Jane Roe, an unmarried pregnant woman who wished to terminate her pregnancy by abortion, argued to district attorneys that the decision to end a pregnancy was a constitutional right that all 50 states should adhere to. She also argued that her right to privacy was invaded through the first, fourth, fifth, ninth, and fourteenth amendments. Roe was unable to secure a legal abortion

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