Abortion George Carlin once said, “How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, but when it’s chicken, it’s an omelette” (Quotes). The controversial issue of abortion was first majorly recognized when a woman in Texas named Jane Roe challenged the laws of the right to an abortion. In Texas, abortion could only be performed when a licensed doctor felt that the child was endangering its mother. However, Roe thought that she had the right to a safe and legal option to end her pregnancy, so she took her case to court and challenged the Texas state laws (Roe v. Wade). The Texas courts sided with Roe on a seven-two vote saying that her right to privacy is stated in the ninth and fourteenth amendments. The amendments were broad enough to allow Roe the privacy of her pregnancy. The Supreme Court also decided that the decision to be a parent should have the highest respect of privacy but also the states have the right to intervene to protect future life. However, the courts can’t control abortion until the mother is in her second trimester and the fetus has the ability to survive outside of the womb. At that time, the states can then stop an abortion, but if the mother’s life is in danger then she may do as she pleases. Roe’s case set the precedent for legal abortions nationwide. In today’s society, abortion is becoming more accepted due to the fact that people are realizing that the right to an abortion is a private family decision. If the decision is made to have an abortion, then the mother has to go through certain delays before the abortion is officially done. With the right to an abortion now partially legal, some citizens are pushing for the laws that were once in place preventing abortion, to be restored to their natural state and make abortion illegal under any circumstances. But, should a woman have the right at any age to have an abortion under any circumstances? There are two sides in the major debate for abortion: prochoice and prolife. One of the main
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