Abortion: Why Do Women Get Abortions?

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Why do women get abortions? This question is very hard to answer but their maybe reasons behind this. Many women have their own reasons as to why they choose to get an abortion or if they choose not to. Even though abortion is legalized, their are many questions as to if they should still keep it legalized or make it illegal.  Most women faced with this situation, tend to go against abortion. Many women believe that this is not the right thing to do and should go against it. (Frick) Research has stated that their has been a decrease in the amount of abortions, but it still shows a large amount annually. Their are several things that can be done to decrease abortion but it just needs the cooperation from everyone. The practice of abortion dates back to ancient times. Pregnancies were terminated through a number of methods, including the administration of herbs, the use of sharpened implements, the application of abdominal pressure, and other techniques. (Alters) In the United States, abortion laws began to appear in the 1820s, forbidding abortion after the fourth month of pregnancy.(Hendershott) Through the efforts primarily of physicians, the American Medical Association, and legislators, most abortions in the US had been outlawed by 1900. (Hendershott) Abortion is defined as the inducing of premature delivery in order to destroy offspring. It is a chosen miscarriage. Within abortion there are many different questions. Does the constitution defend an individual’s right to abortion? Does this include confidentiality? Is a developing fetus a being? Should the law allow abortions for rape or incest cases? (Hill)

There are three questions that are basic to the entire abortion controversy: The first is: "Is this human life?” The second question is: "Should we grant equal protection by law to all living humans in our nation?" or, “Should we allow discrimination against entire classes of living humans?” and the third question is about Choice and Women’s Rights....
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