Abortion

Lauren Stugard

What Is Abortion?

Abortion is the deliberate termination of human pregnancy.

Where Did The Abortion Debate Begin?

Abortion started to be talked about when it was found that some women were aborting their babies illegally around the 1800's. It was illegal in the US because most thought that it was sinful, but others thought that it was a woman's right to do what she wants with her body.

Roe vs Wade

In 1973 the Roe vs Wade case, regarding abortion, was taken to the Supreme Court. The ruling was in favor of Jane Roe and declared that abortion was a fundamental right under the constitution, therefore it was legal for women to chose to abort their unborn children.

Pro Life and Pro Choice

In general people who are Pro Life do not support abortion, people who are Pro Choice do.

Pro Life vs Pro Choice Today

The View Debates over Abortion: Pro Choice? Pro Life? Classic Clip

My Reaction

When I hear the word abortion I think of murder. Being a female makes this topic very important to me. I am absolutely Pro Life because that human being's life begins at conception. There are so many couples in the world that are constantly praying for a miracle to happen so that they can get pregnant, but no matter how hard they try, they just can't make things work. Then you look at some irresponsible girl who got pregnant and decided to just kill that baby, when a couple who could be wonderful parents could've adopted that baby. Adoption is always an option if a woman does not want to keep her child. A baby has it's whole life ahead of it and to just take that away in a matter of minutes is cruel because it won't have a say. I would encourage women to think about infertile couples and that baby's life before they decide killing is the best option.