The Pros And Cons Of Roe Vs. Wade

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A Woman’s Prerogative Since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision limited the restrictions on abortion, it has become one of our nation’s most controversial issues due to people’s personal views. Outlawing abortion would have the effect of imposing one person’s moral values on another. If the courts were to make the decision for women, it would take away a sense of their autonomy by not allowing them to make a decision that better suits their unique circumstances. Women should take abortion seriously because there are many health risks involved, not to mention the lifelong effects that accompany it. Now that women have the right to choose to have an abortion, the government should take the responsibility to offer information and medical consultation…show more content…
When the court made a decision in Roe vs. Wade, it was concentrated mainly on the right of privacy. As humans we have a natural right, which courts are obliged to recognize under the Ninth Amendment to privacy: the privacy of property, real or person, and of person. Nothing is more private than our own bodies’, therefore, one should not be striped or their natural right as a human being. Thus, as a matter of law rather than morality, the privacy protection of abortion is the best for a free society. Today many women cannot call themselves free, particularly young and poor women, because they do not have the access to the information and services they need to make choices about their reproductive future. (Feldt 225) I believe that the government needs to provide services, such as medical consultation and information centers regarding abortion, to everyone because this would possible lower the rate of abortions performed illegally. It is impossible in practice to grant equal moral rights to fetuses without denying those same rights to…show more content…
Those who oppose abortion, no doubt, can find cause to justify it under certain conditions, such as rape or endangerment of the mother’s life, but there is no one who can determine these boundaries and decide for everyone when it is right and when it is wrong. There are always going to be unique situations in which people want to bend the law, but here again arises the argument of who decides which situation is worthy of the choice of an abortion. Abortion is a very serious matter, and we must all take responsibility for our actions. There are many risks accompanying this procedure, and abortion is not always the answer for every pregnant woman. Women deserve the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion, but they also have an obligation to educate themselves on the matter and to take into account another potential

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