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Abortion is the practice of ending a pregnancy by the causing the death of the human fetus. In 1973, abortion was legalized in the United States via the famous court case of Roe vs Wade. Roe was a single and pregnant woman who was fighting the state of Texas where the law stated she was not allowed to get an abortion. Roe won the case and abortion was legalized. Even though millions of abortions have been performed since 1973, the debate over whether it ever should have been legalized is strongly argued by many Americans, as well as people of many other countries and cultures. The beliefs and opinions of these people are generally divided into two groups, those who call themselves pro-choice and those referring to themselves as pro-life. Pro-choice argues that abortion should be legalized without the influence of government or religion. Pro-life believes that unborn babies are human from the moment of conception and, therefore, abortion is immoral and effectively killing innocent human beings. Although each side has valid points to argue, there is the long-term impact for the rights of the mother, the welfare of the child and the impact on society to consider. These factors clearly argue that abortion should remain legal and be determined by the decision of the woman and the woman’s guardian. Those who call themselves ‘pro-life’ believe that, if a woman has an abortion, she is killing her child and, in turn, committing an act of murder. They believe that no matter what stage of the pregnancy the child is in, it is still considered a human being. By getting an abortion, the mother is extinguishing any chance for the child to make any contributions to society and she is taking away its right to life and its right to become someone. They also believe that abortion raises the chance of health and psychological problems in a woman such as infertility, breast cancer, and an increased chance of miscarriages in the...
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