Why Should Abortion Be Legal?

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Why Should Abortion Be Legal?
Carlos Walcott
PHI 103: Informal Logic
Barri Mallin
September 10, 2012

Why Should Abortion Be Legal?
In 1971 a young mother challenged Taxes and their abortion laws. By 1973 abortion was legal. There are several ways to extract an unborn human child from the womb. What does life mean to those who have an abortion and those who have not had an abortion? There are several advocates that are pro-live and pro-abortion some are groups, individuals, authority figures, and people in high positions in and out of the legal system. Right now there are laws banning second trimester or more abortions. Women have the right by law to abort their unborn child in the United States with not repercussions for her or her doctor. A single pregnant woman brought a class action suit challenging Texas law prohibiting abortions except when medically advised with the purpose of saving the mother’s life. Roe was the single mother in this case and Henry Wade was one of the attorneys that argued the case in Texas’s defense. First Roe vs. Wade was argued in the Supreme Court on December 13, 1971 it was reargued in October 11, 1972 and again on January 22, 1973. It was declared the plaintiff’s ninth and fourteenth amendment rights have been void as vague and over broadly infringing. Now about 4,100 abortions have been and are performed in this country daily. Abortion has been legal for 38 years, the Constitution and the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion was Roe vs. Ward in 1971. A single pregnant woman brought a class action suit challenging Texas law prohibiting abortions except when medically advised with the purpose of saving the mother’s life. Roe was the single mother in this case and Henry Wade was one of the attorneys that argued the case in Texas’s defense. First Roe vs. Wade was argued in the Supreme Court on December 13, 1971 it was reargued in October 11, 1972 and again on January 22, 1973. It was declared the...
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