ABORTION: SHOULD WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THAT DECISION?: Essay

English_Master May 5, 2016 No Comments
ABORTION: SHOULD WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THAT DECISION? Abortion is a way to end pregnancy. Sometimes, an em­bryo or fetus stops developing and the body expels it. This is called spontaneous abortion or “miscarriage.” A woman can also choose to end a pregnancy. This is called induced abortion. There are three ways it can be done — with medicine, vacuum aspiration, or surgery. Abortion has been a part of our country for many years, but it has only been a hot topic for debate for the last twenty-five years. As far as how long abortion has been around for that is an interesting question. According to some historians, abor­tion has been around in some form for thousands of years. It is believed that some ancient tribes who were sometimes forced to move quickly would perform abortions on the preg­nant women because these women would slow down the en­tire tribe. According to an article on a women’s history web site abortion laws started developing in the 1820’s “forbidding abortion after the forth month of pregnancy”. It also states that “most abortions had been all but outlawed by 1900”. In 1965, all fifty states banned abortion. Of course there is al­ways an exception to the rules a loophole if...
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