Over 1.3 million abortions are done yearly in the USA and 43 million worldwide have been the steady number for several years now. Ever since the case of Roe v. Wade in 1973, abortion has been one of the most contentious issues in our society. On the one hand, the pro-choice perspective believes that a woman should have the right to choose what is right for her and her situation, but on the refutal the pro-life perspective feels that all children should have the right to live. The legality of abortion is hotly debated in society today. To end an innocent child 's life using rather horrific procedures is not only unethical for the doctors to perform, but is morally wrong. A woman should have the right to chose what she pleases with her body, for several reasons. If a woman cannot provide for a child, what good is it to bring that child into a world where all it will know is starvation and poverty? Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said “The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives” (Abortion 1). Through the case court of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Supreme Court Justice O’Connor stated the belief that women should have the right to control what they want to do with their own bodies. Another argument pro choice is that a woman should be able to have an abortion if the baby is causing harm to the mother. “Between 1967 and 1990, only 151 abortions have been carried out to save the mother 's life, a figure amounting to 0.004% of all abortions.”(Jarmulowicz, 5). Although these are relevant facts for the pro choice argument, abortion is never the answer. Abortion is the legal form of murder. Murdering an unborn child, is the same as murdering a living one. Just because the fetus has no say and is not tangible yet, does not
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