Abortion: Pro-Choice

Essay by Andrs0nHigh School, 12th grade April 2004

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Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The arguments being that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that not every child conceived should be born. This has been a controversial topic for years. Many people want to be able to decide the destiny of others. Everyone in the United States is covered under the United States Constitution, and under the 14th Amendment women have been given the choice of abortion. In 1973, Harry A. Blackmun wrote the majority opinion that it's a women's right to have an abortion. Roe V. Wade legalized abortion. Even though these people have been given the right, the case is not closed. Pro-life activists carry a strong argument, and continue to push their beliefs. They feel so strongly about these beliefs that violence has broken out in some known instances. Pro-choice activists, on the other hand, also carry very strong points.

They believe that the child inside them is their property and its life doesn't begin until birth. In 1973, the United States Supreme Court decided that as long as the baby lived in the womb, he or she would be the property of the mother. Because of this decision almost every third baby conceived in America is killed by abortion, over one and a half million babies a year. Many countries have followed our decision on the abortion issue and some of these include Canada, England, and France. Other countries still believe abortion should be illegal; they include Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand. Although many believe that abortion is a women's choice, abortion should not be banned because it's immoral to take away women's rights like that, especially since it has been determined that life doesn't begin at conception. Abortion is the choice of women whether or not...