Abortion Essay

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In 2011 approximately 1.06 million abortions took place in the Unites States alone.(Jones,2011) That is 1.06 million babies that will never get a chance at life. As defined by the 2012 Merriam-Webster dictionary,an Encyclopedia Britannica Company, an abortion is, “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus as a spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation--miscarriage, the induced expulsion of a human fetus, or the expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy.”Having a child is often looked upon as a wonderful experience, but not everyone thinks this way. Although some women are not ready to have children, an abortion is not the right answer. Abortion is a very controversial issue. Many people have strong opinions about abortion. The topic of abortion is pretty straight forward, you’re either for it or against it. Those who support abortion, pro choice, say that it should be the woman’s choice, it is her body and she can do what she pleases with it. Those who oppose abortion, pro life, argue that abortion is murder. Most people know at least one person who has had an abortion. By the age of 45, ⅓ of American women will have at least one abortion. based on these facts you can obviously tell that abortion is very prominent in today’s society. However, abortions have been around for thousands of years. Various methods have been used to perform an abortion,including the administration of abortifacient herbs, sharpened implements, the application of abdominal pressure and other techniques. There have been many court battles dealing with abortion. In 1965 Griswold v Connecticut was a landmark case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case

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