January 13, 2014
A. Thesis Statement Abortion is not something that I believe in, but at the same time I’m not against anyone who decides to have one. I feel that one should make the decision for their self. Why have kids when you can’t take care of them. Legalized abortions helps protect a women’s health, decreases the world’s population and keeps women from having unwanted pregnancies.
II. Body paragraph Topic Sentence for thousands of years millions of women have had them and many more continue to make the choice of having an abortion.
A. Supporting Evidence
Some justify abortion on the claim that if it is outlawed, women will abort anyway and may die in the process. There are 3 problems with this hypothesis. First, it doesn't address the ethics of abortion. Second, laws against abortion would deter most women from having one. Third, there is no evidence that illegal abortions are more dangerous than legal abortions. Of course, even if the "coat hanger" argument was true (it's not), then it's still morally ridiculous to legalize procedures that kill innocent babies just to make the killing procedures less dangerous to the mother.
The main focus of Roe vs. Wade is that women have the right to make their own decisions over their own bodies and make the choice to have an abortion. That the fetus has no rights therefore the women has full rights to make the decision to terminate her own pregnancy when these rights fall under the privacy right cited in Roe vs. Wade. Today, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures thanks to the dedicated work of...