Murderer or Mother?|
Civics: Policy Paper|
In this document you will find my view on Abortion, and the policy I have proposed. You will also see the history and views of abortion.|
PART 1: DEFINITION OF POLICY ISSUE
Abortion is the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. Abortion is a highly controversial topic. It is controversial because there are many people on both sides of the issue, all with strong opinions. Some people may look at what is morally right, and not what is best for the mother or child. Abortion dates back to the ancient times, when the first settlers arrived and was legal. In the 1800’s states began to make abortion illegal. In that time period, abortion was considered extremely risky. At that time hospitals and antiseptics was not common. Between 1967 and 1973, one-third of the state’s liberalized or repealed their criminal abortion laws. However, on January 22, 1973 the court case Roe v. Wade made abortion legal and changed the public health policy. Abortion is important today because of funding and how people view the issue. Many think that money from the federal government should not fund abortions. For example, the Arkansas senate is aiming to cut off state funds to abortion providers. Another example is the North Dakota governor signed the “Heartbeat” Abortion Ban. Abortion is also important because of the role it plays in rape crimes, orphanages, and life threatening situations. Such as if a girl can not bear a child, or if the mother has seizures or other diseases. Also, our nation’s political parties have chosen sides on abortion. Democrats are liberal, they side with pro-choice. Republicans side with pro-life. Obama favors abortion; he thinks the choice of abortion should be up to the woman and her doctor. Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and George W. Bush are pro-life. Mitt Romney thinks women should only get an abortion unless it...