Abortion And The United States Constitution Essay

340 WordsMay 16, 20112 Pages
Did you know 40% of all women will end a pregnancy with an abortion? Of those 40%, 47% have had or will have another abortion. In 2010 alone there approximately one million abortions performed in America. If a woman is choosing to have an abortion because she does not want a child then why shouldn’t she have the child and place the baby up for adoption? Abortion is not specifically named in the constitution but amendment 14th section 1 states. “Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of the law” which means that states cannot take away someone’s life, which is exactly what abortion does to an unborn child. Even though abortion has been made legal, it violates the constitution. The major sticking point in this debate is where life begins. Many people justify abortion by calling it a “choice”, and not recognizing the unborn child as a citizen that is protected by the laws of our nation. Ronal Reagan said “I notice that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” This is true. In my opinion abortion is murder. I don’t think pregnant woman should have the right to end the life of their child. As soon as pregnancy occurs the baby is a living being. Choices need to be made to prevent unplanned pregnancies, not just continued blind termination of human life because it is easier or more convenient. “We may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country.” Barack Obama, August 28th, 2008 accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president of the United States of America. In conclusion Amendment 14 section 1 does state that the government cannot take away a human’s life. Therefore the fundamental arguement to when a human life begins and when their rights are recognized makes this difficult to conclude. Abortion always has and will continue to

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