Pros and Cons of Abortion

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One of the most significant arguments for the pros of having abortion (pro-choice) is the fact that the US Supreme Court declared abortion a fundamental right. In 1973 the landmark case of Roe v Wade changed the abortion laws. In Roe the court decided that the right to privacy also includes the women’s right to have an abortion. For the first time the court recognized that the right to privacy “is broad enough to encompass a women’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy (Roe V. Wade, 1973) this case has become known worldwide for being the case that legalized abortion. It also shows that government acknowledges that abortion is a fundamental right for women and it’s their choice. It used to be that having an abortion could cause health problems for the mother. It is no longer this way. Abortion is a very simple procedure and is actually one of the most safe to undergo. “A 2012 study in Obstetrics & Gynecolog yfound a woman's risk of dying from having an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000, while the risk of dying from giving birth is around 14 times higher (8.8 in 100,000).” (E.G. Raymond and D.A. Grimes, 2012) The fact that abortion is safe plays a large role in why so many people now believe that it should be legal and why it has become legal in so many places over the last 50 years. A recent study shows that women who are denied abortion are often are more likely to be become unemployed, to receive welfare, be below the poverty line and become victims of domestic violence. The study focused on women who were turned away from abortion because their baby was too far along and from the results they discovered that “76% of the "turnaways" ended up on unemployment benefits, compared with 44% of the women who had abortions.” These statistics oppose the question of if this is the best situation for the mother and the child. Is it better if the baby is never

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