Rov V. Wade- The Arguments For And Againt Abortion

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Rov v. wade- The Arguments For and Againt Abortion

Rov v. wade- The Arguments For and Againt Abortion


There is a lot of controversy on the issue of abortion. The reason for choosing one side or another is more than just black and white, there is so much gray area that the reason for an abortion could be a justifiable one. Many people believe that an abortion is a murder of human life but then by what definition does human life begin? Does the human life begin during the conception or within the first two weeks before conception or the middle stages of pregnancy or at birth? If the woman has the right to choose then what about the babies right to live? Is the baby not living even as it starts its development as a fetus? What about people who believe abortion should be illegal just because of religious beliefs and that god is the only one to decide to take a life?

I believe that abortion should be a legal choice for women. I am not saying that women should use abortion as a form of birth control but if a woman needs an abortion it should be available. There are many reasons a woman might need to get an abortion. A woman could have been raped or the baby is going to have birth defects. The birth could be unhealthy for the mother or the mother could be unfit to care for a child. The conception could have been the cause of a defective condom or the birth control being used did not work. There could be a number of reasons to have an abortion and because there are many circumstances I believe that abortion should be available to women.


Legal abortions can help protect a women's health. While keeping abortion legal women can receive an abortion in a licensed medical facility and stay away from back all abortions that can mangle or kill the mother. If a woman needs or wants an abortion bad enough she will get one some how. In the decades before abortion was legal thousands of women were killed or mangled by these back ally abortions. Legal abortion can help women that might have life threatening problems like heart disease, kidney disease, sickle-cell anemia or severe diabetes stop the pregnancy that could lead to complications during the birth(Bonavoglia 2001).

A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas criminal abortion laws which outlawed procuring or attempting an abortion except on medical advice for the purpose of saving the mother's life. A licensed physician (Hallford), who had two state abortion prosecutions pending against him, was permitted to intervene.

A childless married couple (the Does), the wife not being pregnant, separately attacked the laws, basing alleged injury on the future possibilities of contraceptive failure, pregnancy, unpreparedness for parenthood, and impairment of the wife's health. This last case was dismissed as something that the Court could ...
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