Essay by ggarberUniversity, Bachelor'sA-, February 1997

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Abortion has been one of this country's most controversial topic on

hand. But if one sees the constitutional infringement to women by the

restriction of abortion, the torment to the unwanted child and the anguish

society has to sustain,then this topic would not be so debatable. Too many

people do not see the cause and effect of not being able to have abortions.

All human beings are given some inalienable right guaranteed by the

Constitution. One of those privilege is the right to pursue happiness. A

baby can sometimes disrupt a woman's pursuit of happiness. Even if she

decides to give it up for adoption, she still has the burden of carrying

the fetus for nine months. Having the option to perform an abortion can

solve that obstacle. Taking away this right would be invading on a woman's

constitutional liberty.

The unwanted child also suffers. Most of the time the mother of the

unwanted child is very young and inexperienced or too poor to take care of

the child.

The child is usually malnourished, has no medical care, and

gets very little attention or love. The foster care system isn't any

better. Only a small percentage of the children are adopted by suitable

parents. But the rest remain in the foster care system, where there is

little or no personal care. In both cases, the child has a poor education

because of the lack of attention and discipline. He grows up to be

unproductive individual or a menace to society. Many get involved in drugs

and crimes. These individuals are also very violent, lacking morality due

small amount of care they received themselves. In the long run, not only

does the child suffer but also society, who has to tolerate his violent

behavior and crimes.

An abortion can be...