In America, almost half of American women have aborted at least one pregnancy, and millions of people of both sexes have helped them, as parents, partners, health-care workers, physicians, counselors, and friends.Amongst Americans, it would seem that there is quite a bit of knowledge and quite a bit of experience with abortions.However, the debate over legal abortion is very vague and abstract, with many of the laws on the books being unclear.Biased and unsupported analogies of abortion such as abortion is like the Holocaust, like 9-11, or slavery; denial of abortion is like forcing a person to spend nine months intravenously connected to a medically endangered person who happens to be volatile and unstable.Sometimes, it seems that the further abortion is removed from the lives of real girls and women, the more interesting the subject becomes.
Abortions and politics have gone hand in hand as not only a political platform, but also as a very controversial issue that affects every American.With fifty million abortions occurring world wide every year, and an estimated 1,365,000 million women in America that choose abortions yearly, our government has felt a need to address the issue.With nothing on paper that protects the life of an unborn child, and our current definition of an American citizen is someone born in the states, or someone naturalized through a process of tests. With this being known, an unborn child truly has no rights until after thefirst trimester.At this point, the fetus becomes illegal to abort.In 1973, abortions became legal after a pivotal ruling of Roe vs. Wade.Norma McCorvey challenged the criminal abortion laws of Texas, and Henry Wade who was Texas Attorney General attempted to defend the anti-abortion law.The result of the case overturned the abortion laws and basically reinforced a women’s right to privacy.The decision also gave women the right to abortion during her entire pregnancy …

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