A Woman's Right

Topics: Roe v. Wade, Abortion, Pregnancy Pages: 2 (707 words) Published: December 10, 2012
A Woman's Right
      Sometime in the past quarter of a century in the battle for and against abortion the real issue has been lost. The focus has become too religious for a country that has separated church and state.  Therefore, the focus to be arguing upon is not based on the rights and wrongs of abortion.  Though I will argue that women should before sex take in consideration, what the law and as a citizen she values. American laws so far have held tight to American values but when do a woman's end and a child's begin?

Responsible adults having "safe sex" should in theory be able and ready to have and raise a child. Absolutely this is not the case, some women are not ready nor intend to ever be mothers. Though there are many contraceptives out there to help you prevent a child: condoms, birth control, and a woman could even have her tubes tied. Many times ignorance wins out over simple ways to prevent even having to go through an abortion. Women should use contraceptives, not abortion, to prevent unwanted pregnancies. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study showed that 19-25% of women who received abortions in 2006 had previously had one or more abortion. If abortion were not available, women would not be so careless yet sometimes ignorance is misjudged as a mistake, and the punishment of having a child through sexual intercourse should never be motherhood.

Women's liberties are at risk with an extension of American's renowned way of life. Whose to say the government should tell a woman how she must treat and use her body. A woman's right to choose abortion is a "fundamental right" recognized by the US Supreme Court in the Jan. 22, 1973 case Roe V. Wade. Roe, a pregnant single woman, brought a class action suit challenging the constitutionality of the Texas abortion laws. These laws made it a crime to obtain or attempt an abortion except on medical advice to save the life of the mother. The Constitutional basis for Roe v. Wade is found...
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