The Abortion Controversy

             Abortion is a very controversial matter in our society. In the United States, it is legal to abort a baby up until the day of birth. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth which results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Many people consider abortion as cruel as murder. Although some might say abortion is justifiable, others believe that no one but God has the right to take someone's life. Supporters of abortion, however, do not consider an unborn child a person who must be protected. With an issue like abortion, there is a difficulty in determining if it right or wrong. There are many sides and arguments to this matter.
             Supporters of abortion are also known to be "Pro-Choice". Abortion has been around for thousands of years. The U.S. Supreme Court Case of Roe vs. Wade in 1973 has made abortion legal in America. The ruling was that babies are not legal "persons"; from that point on they have had no rights or protection under our Constitution. A woman has a right to make decisions that involve her body. Our government has always respected the individual's right to privacy. A woman's reproductive system should not be subject to government regulation. This reasoning was the premise for its decision in Roe vs. Wade. Every woman has the right to control her own body. A fetus is part of a woman's body because it is dependent on her for survival in the womb ("Pro-Life Answers"). An unborn baby is the property of the mother and she can have the fetus killed by an abortion. This can be done at any time until birth. Although he/she may have a heart and a brain, and he/she may be human life biologically, an unborn baby is not a legal person. A baby only becomes a legal person when he/she is born. Before that time we should not concern ourselves about him/her because he/she has no legal rights. Pro-choice supporters see a woman's right to choose as central to the debate and believe women's rights are being je...

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