A LOOK AT ABORTION
In this paper I will examine both sides of the abortion coin. I will also discuss the psychological effects of abortion on women. I will examine the original discussion of Wade v. Roe, the historical Supreme Court decision on abortion, and its continued effect on America. The word abortion is technically described as: “The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.
When you say the word abortion it stirs up many different feelings in people depending on who you ask. If asked how you feel about abortion you will hear people scream that they’re pro life. If you ask others they will scream they are pro choice. Some people believe that they can be both, choosing which side of the debate to be on depending on the circumstances surrounding the conception. The word abortion is technically described as: “The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” As you can see from the definition of abortion, the end result is the death of an embryo or fetus. People who consider themselves as being pro-life take the position that abortion under no circumstance is alright. Those who agree with abortion, however, often find cause to justify it under certain conditions, such as rape or endangerment of the mother’s life. It’s as if the pro-life supporters would like to outlaw abortion, but not in all circumstances. Throughout history women have found ways to get rid of both wanted and unwanted pregnancies. Sometimes pregnancies may have been planned, and then situations change, or sometimes circumstances are more drastic, such as rape or incest.
In any event, abortion, regardless of the circumstance, is still abortion. The topic of conception and its beginning is a big one in the abortion debate. Pro-lifers contend that life begins at...