Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The
argument being that every child born should be wanted, and
others who believe that every child conceived should be born
(Roleff). This has been a controversial topic for years.
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 and 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 it's 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
Pregnancy and childbirth may determine whether a woman ever gets to start orcomplete her education, which will significantly influenceher ability to support herself and her family. The individual sex cell consists of 23chromosomes. Women have been giventhe right to have an abortion under the United StatesConstitution, but this right is still being protested by thepeople that fight for the unborn's rights. Pro-lifeactivists claim that its immoral because it is simplydefined as murder. Because contraceptives fail, and because they arenot always available or possible to use, abortion isnecessary if people are to be able to determine whether andwhen to "bear or beget a child"(Cozic 72). The idea of an unborn child's right to hisor her body is ignored. One doctor stated, "When I injectedthe saline, I often saw an increase in fetal movements,"(Petrikin 64). Before birth the child"tms heart beats, the gastric juicesflow in the stomach, and all its necessary organs have beenmade present. After the merger of the twosex cells 46 chromosomes are present. This procedure ofcombination defines conception. The baby dreams, thinks, and feels pain. Women choose to have an abortion because pregnancyand childbirth can prevent them from keeping their jobs,from feeding their families, and from serving others in waysthey consider necessary and appropriate. Nothing from thistime on, until death, will anything be added. Although many believe that abortion is awomen's choice, abortion should be banned because itsimmoral and life begins at conception. Sometimes after men find out about apregnancy, they choose to leave the women.