Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The
argument being that every child born should be wanted, and
others who believe that every child conceived should be born
(Roleff). This has been a controversial topic for years.
Everyone in the United States is covered under the United
States constitution, and under the 14th Amendment women have
been given the choice of abortion. In 1973, Harry A.
Blackmun wrote the majority opinion that it’s a women’s
right to have an abortion and Roe v. Wade legalized
abortion. Even though these people have been given the
right, the case is not closed. Pro-life activists carry a
strong argument, and continue to push their beliefs. They
feel so strongly about these beliefs that violence has
broken out in some known instances. Pro-choice activists, on
the other hand, also carry very strong points. They believe
that the child inside them is their property and it’s life
doesn’t begin until birth. In 1973, the United States
Supreme Court decided that as long as the baby lived in the
womb, he or she would be the property of the mother. Because
of this decision almost every third baby conceived in
America is killed by abortion, over one and a half million
babies a year (Petrikin). Many countries have followed these
decisions on the abortion issue and some of these include
Canada, England, and France. Other countries still believe
abortion should be illegal, which include Germany, Ireland,
and New Zealand. Although many believe that abortion is a
women’s choice, abortion should be banned because its
immoral and life begins at conception.

Abortion is the choice of a woman whether or not she
wants to receive one. Under the 14th Amendment’s “personal
liberty” women are given the right to receive an abortion.
The 14th Amendment’s concept of “personal liberty” and
restrictions on state action is enough to allow a women’s
decision whether or not to terminate her pre…

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