Abortion Essay

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Abortion is defined as the premature expulsion of a fetus so that it does not live. Abortions can happen as a result of natural occurrences, but the interest of this paper is abortion that is induced. Abortion has been the topic of heated debates in many places. Nicole Miller went through an abortion at the age of 18, now 20 and is attempting to talk about the experance that it put her through. The government has had long difficult battles over the aspects of abortion. Legal cases have set benchmarks that are somewhat vulnerable. The church has had to analyze doctrines to decide whether abortion is right or wrong. There has also been violence in the way of abortion clinic bombings, assassinations, and
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The legal status of abortion began to change in the U.S., with stricter advertising laws and a newly founded belief in scientific research by doctors. The leader of this change was the American Medical Association. For most of the early 1900’s, medical personnel and politicians tried to destroy abortion, but it only made abortion more of a private procedure and not one that was often made public(Sachdev 3-7).
During the 1930’s, there was an estimated “1abortion for every 4 pregnancies, and 90% of those abortions were made by married women. This was due to the struggling times of the Great Depression. Frederick Taussig said “Two of the underlying historical patterns that would help produce a shift in official policy during the 1960’s and 1970’s were the renewed importance of abortion as a method of fertility control and the desire of women to determine for themselves without the states interference when they wished to carry pregnancy to term." Taussig was correct about this, and in 1973 came the landmark Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade that decided the legality of abortion and fundamentally started the groups of either pro-choice or pro-life advocates(Taussig 1936).
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