Abortions: Legal or Illegal
By: Rapheale Gasaway
The question remains, should abortion be legal? The last few decades, abortion has become a much discussed subject, and is often the point in many political debates. Abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of an embryo or fetus. The potential question at hand is whether or not it should be a women’s decision to have an abortion or whether the government should have control over a women’s body and permits or not permits her to get an abortion. “Pro-choice” Advocates that support are those who choose to reproduce, adopt, or abort. “Pro-Life” advocates believe that abortion shoud be illegal.
Decades ago, when abortion was illegal thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child using unsafe methods. Roe vs. Wade struck down state laws banning abortion in 1973, prior to the decision there were thousands of women who obtained an abortion illegally anyway possible to not carry the baby. Abortion is such a controversial debate because of political, legal, and moral issues that arise from sides, “pro-choice” and “pro-life”.
Although abortion is most often criticized by religious sects in America, the practice of abortion should remain legal in the U.S. because it allows a woman to choose her destiny and prevents unwanted children. There are many reasons why abortion should remain legal in order to preserve the life of the mother and prevent an unwanted one: First of all, anti-abortionists arguments have no ground and are not satisfying enough. Their arguments of "life" are contrary to what they do. If they try to save a human life, then they must save a life of any other living organism. Yet, they do not do that, so their argument is a contradiction. Second, abortion today has not only been safe, at the alarming rate technology improves, women today are more likely to...