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Abortion 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 Continue...

Pregnancy and child birth may determine whether a woman ever gets to start or complete her education, which will significantly influence her ability to support herself and her family. The individual sex cell consists of 23 chromosomes. Women have been given the right to have an abortion under the United States Constitution, but this right is still being protested by the people that fight for the unborn's rights. Pro-life activists claim that its immoral because it is simply defined as murder. Because contraceptives fail, and because they are not always available or possible to use, abortion is necessary if people are to be able to determine whether and when to "bear or beget a child"(Cozic 72). The idea of an unborn child's right to his or her body is ignored. One doctor stated, "When I injected the saline, I often saw an increase in fetal movements," (Petrikin 64). Before birth the child's heart beats, the gastric juices flow in the stomach, and all its necessary organs have been made present. After the merger of the two sex cells 46 chromosomes are present. This procedure of combination defines conception. The baby dreams, thinks, and feels pain. Women choose to have an abortion because pregnancy and childbirth can prevent them from keeping their jobs, from feeding their families, and from serving others in ways they consider necessary and appropriate. Nothing from this time on, until death, will anything be added. Although many believe that abortion is a women's choice, abortion should be banned because its immoral and life begins at conception. Sometimes after men find out about a pregnancy, they choose to leave the women.