Should the Government Have the Power to Regualte Abortion?

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Maria Acquaviva
ENC 1101: Paper #2
Professor Chambers
October 10, 2005

Should the Government have the power to regulate Abortion?
"One in four people in our generation are not living because they were killed before they were born" ("Abortion Arguments"). One of the major problems and misconceptions with the topic of abortion is that people do not realize that life starts at conception. Many people are not aware that life of this they justify abortion. Abortion is a controversial issue that has an affect on almost every American, whether they have had an abortion, knows a person who has had an abortion, or has an opinion about abortion. I believe that having an abortion is morally wrong and I do not think that the government should fund abortions. There are many different opinions regarding abortion and many ways of dealing with this issue. Economic status, race, religion, and education also influence whether people are pro-life or pro-choice ("Abortion Arguments"). Individuals that are pro-life believe that life begins at conception and think there are no exceptions for abortion. For example, pro-life advocates think that rape and incest are horrible crimes and should be punished, but they do not think that if a child is conceived during these crimes the child should be killed. Someone who is pro-life also believes that the government should not fund abortion or any organizations dealing with abortion. Many people who are pro-life believe that the Bible backs up their views and understandings that they strongly believe in. Also, individuals that are pro-life think that the case Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand in America, is one of the most important and devastating decisions made by the Supreme Court ("Abortion Facts"). These are the main beliefs and views of people who are pro-life. On the other hand, there are those in our society who feel differently about the topic of abortion. People who are pro-choice believe that it is against...
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