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Abortion is one of the oldest controversies the United States political systems and society have faced There is no black and white area of this topic because many different angles by which a person can analyze the issues have been developed over the years It is my personal belief that abortion is immoral Based on the ideas that a fetus has potential for a future Marquis 1989 and that a fetus is a person based on set criteria Hinman 2000 it is logical to assume the view that killing a fetus is morally wrong The views and legalities surrounding abortion have changed numerous times through out the years The largest turning point in the history of abortion was on January 22 1973 when the Supreme Court made its most controversial decisions and determined that governments did not have the power to bar abortions The ruling was the result of Norma McCorvey under the pseudonym Jane Roe challenging the criminal abortion laws in Texas that forbade abortion except in cases where the mothers life was in danger It was argued that the abortion laws in Texas went against the US Constitution by infringing upon womens rights protected under the fourteenth Amendment BBC News 2004 The case was won and abortion was legalized under the Trimester System Under the ruling women have an unwavering right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy there is some allowance for government regulation in the second trimester of pregnancy and states can restrict or ban abortions in the last trimester if the fetus is developed to a point where it could survive outside the mother in this trimester abortion is always legal if a doctor says it is a life-saving procedure BBC News This was a large triumph for pro-abortion advocates Some ground in following decades was re-won for anti-abortion campaigners There have been limitations to abortion rights implemented in more than thirty states In 1980 the
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