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Arin Hill

Dr. Trimble

Essay #1

17 February 2014


Who's Right to Choose

Abortion, one of the largest debates in the world today. Who should have the right to decide? Should I be legal or illegal? Are you pro-life or pro-choice? One of the largest controversies even though it is legal in all fifty states. I stand by abortion no matter the circumstance. I also think that the decision should be left up to the women. I am pro-choice.

Before you are able to choose between pro-choice or pro-life you have to first know what abortion is. Abortion is ending of pregnancy where the fetus is removed from the womb. Also called the termination of pregnancy, abortion can be done medically by taking a pill which cause a miscarriage (medical abortion) or by surgically removing the fetus from the womb (surgical abortion). Abortion is legal up to 20 weeks in the U.S.

As of January 22, 1973, abortion has been legal in the U.S. do to the Roe vs. Wade case. Abortions was declared a "fundamental right" by the U.S. Supreme Court. Roe vs. Wade declared abortion laws in most states unconstitutional. This was the first federal action that was taken. This law allowed abortion within the first pregnancy trimester. It also allowed abortions within the second (13-28 week) and third (29-40 weeks) trimester only when the mothers health is at risk. In the case of Southeastern Pennsylvania vs. Casey on June 29, 1992, gave the law smaller restraints as far as the trimesters.

One of the biggest point that is brought up with the argument of abortion is that murder. It is stated by the law that murder isn't present until the fetus is able to survive on its own. Most abortions happen within...