The Controversy Surrounding Abortion Essay

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For hundreds of years, the United States of America has been a country defined by its promising opportunities and freedom. However, America has proven many times it is not the promised land that many residents of other countries have viewed it to be. Issues like euthanasia, death penalty, freedom of speech, and abortion have given rise to questions of the freedom in America. Abortion has proven to be one of the more tenacious issues that has brought controversy to America. In the Encyclopedia Britannica, abortion is defined as “the expulsion of a fetus from the uterus before it has reached the stage of viability” (Encyclopedia Brittanica). In simple terms, having an abortion is a pregnant woman choosing to not deliver her child. The …show more content…
They also argue that having an abortion causes psychological problems. It can even cause medical problems and lead to potential miscarriages in the future. On the other side of the abortion debate are the people who favor pro-choice. Advocates of pro-choice use the strong argument of the ‘freedom of and in America’ as a right. Having an abortion may spark problems, but it should be left up to the woman on whether or not she wants to have an abortion if she is fully aware of the potential consequences from having it. Currently, abortion is legal in present day because of the Roe v.s. Wade Supreme Court decision (McBride). However, it still causes heated debates, with question and answers on each side, which is why this issue has remained prominent in the publics’ mind over the many years. Supporters of pro-choice include potential mothers and the government, while supporters of pro-life include the Vatican and anti-abortion movements. Despite its controversial nature in US society, abortion should continue to be sanctioned and supported in order to preserve health stability, maintain financial stability, and most of all guarantee the individual’s right of choice of freedom.
Women choose to have an abortion in order to maintain stable health. Most women become pregnant through sexual intercourse. However, not every pregnancy is planned. In some cases delivering a child can prove to be dangerous or life-threatening to the mother. Women become

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