Eng. 105 : English Composition
Feb. 05, 2014
The term abortion refers to any premature expulsion of a human fetus. Naturally and/or spontaneously, as in the case of a miscarriage, or artificially induced, as in a surgical or chemical abortion. Today, the most common usage of the term applies to artificially induced termination of pregnancy. Abortion is the most controversial topic of all times. The fight between pro-life and pro-choice supporters have been fighting for many years about if it's right or wrong. It's really a matter of a personal opinion.
Legalize or not, abortions will always be a part of society. The deciding factor whether to abort or not would be different for some people. Most abortions performed today are for social not medical reasons. Usually because a women doesn't feel ready for a baby, her partner wants her to have an abortion, etc. About 93% are done for elective, non-medical reasons. Our nation was built on the ideas of freedom and independence. I believe that our government needs to trust that women have the capability to chose what is best for their future. Our society should respect women's independence and grant them the freedom to decide what is right.
Why do women hane abortions? 74% say having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities. 73% say they cannot afford to have a child. 48% say they do not want to be a single parent, or have a relationship problem with husband or partner. Less than 2% say they became pregnant as a result of rape or incest. Source: The alan Guttmacher Institute, Perspective on Sexual & Reproductive Health, Sept. 2005.
In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton...