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Abortion: Pro-Choice

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Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. Since 1973 abortion has been an important controversial issue within the United States. 1973 marks the year that the famous Rowe versus Wade case was decided before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled that abortion be legal and available to all women. Legal abortions can be performed up until the sixteenth week of pregnancy, after sixteen weeks most doctors or clinics will not perform the procedure unless keeping the baby presents a medical risk to the mother. Even in these situations abortions are very risky after sixteen weeks.

The moral question has always been whether or not it should be a woman's decision to get an abortion. The other side of that question is whether the government should have control over a woman's body and forbid her to get an abortion. Both the pro-life and the pro-choice supporters on this issue are adamant about their ideas and their beliefs. I can remember in 1998 a bomb exploded in a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic killing several people. The bomb was planted by pro-life supporters. This kind of action leads me to believe that some pro-life supporters value the life of unborn children higher than the life of human beings. Should one life really be worth more than the other?

I disagree completely with the idea of abortion being illegal. I also disagree with the government having the right to decide for any woman what she can or cannot do with her body. I am pro-choice. By pro-choice this means that I believe that a woman can and should be able to safely obtain an abortion without being harassed

by pro-life picketers or potentially injured by unregulated procedures or unqualified doctors. Licensed clinics should be set up throughout all 50 states and should be treated by state medical inspectors the way any other surgical establishment is monitored.

The reason I believe so strongly about the abortion

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