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Many have argued over the legality of abortion Pro-life activists believe that every child conceived should be born They also believe abortion is murder On the other hand pro-choice activists feel life does not begin at conception but at birth Also pro-choice activists believe the child inside is the mothers property In this paper I will look at both sides and come to a conclusion Abortion has been practiced since the beginning of civilization Throughout history societies have used a wide range of methods to force a pregnancy to an early and unnatural end Until the advent of modern medical practices and understanding women were subject to primitive procedures often improvised including the common use of poisonous concoctions to induce abortion Flanders 4 It was awfully terrible to know that women had to go through so much pain as a result of a pregnancy During the twelfth century in ancient Assyria abortion was a crime under the Assyrian Code Women who violated the code were tried and if convicted impaled on a stake and denied the dignity of burial The Jewish law forbade abortion as a way of avoiding childbirth except when necessary to save the mothers life 4 The law was a good thing in a way because abortion should not be used as a form of birth control If you have enough responsibility to get pregnancy you have enough responsibility to raise a child During the classical era Greece allowed abortion Practitioners either performed surgery or dispensed drugs An abortionists failure to inform the father was criminally punishable During this time philosophers Aristotle and Plato both advocated abortion as a way to control population 4 I think Plato and Aristotle were wrong because abortion shouldnt control the population but people should However the father does have the right to know if his baby is being killed In ancient Rome the fetus generally was considered a part of the woman and abortion was
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