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Abortion Political Debate or Murder 1360 words Many people have different views regarding abortion Is it right or wrong Should there be exceptions whereby abortion is ethical Why has the American society or the world come to accept abortion as an everyday practice no more significant than an appendectomy Has the world as a whole become desensitized to the violence that is widely known as medical procedure As long as abortion seems right now will it be all right later In the middle of the 19th century most states under the goading of physicians wishing to establish the scientific significance of abortion adapted laws that severely restricted the availability of abortions Illegal abortions were widespread though their exact number is impossible to determine and many women died because of the unsanitary conditions in which illegal abortions were sometimes performed Not until the revolution of the 1950s-1960 did the political issues regarding abortion become publicized or debated in such magnitude In the 1960s and early 1970s the discovery that thalidomide a drug that many woman had used in early stages of pregnancy to relieve morning sickness occasionally caused birth defects as well as the highly publicized case of Sherry Finkbine an Arizona broadcasting figure who went to Sweden to obtain an abortion when she feared her baby would be severely handicapped increased public pressure to relax the abortion laws Hall 741 Incidents such as this are what triggered the political reform we now have as laws the revitalized womens movement made change in the abortion laws of its priority goals Levy 2 On January 22 1973 the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Roe v Wade stated unconstitutional all but the least restrictive state statutes This was justified by physicians that had noted that induced early abortions had become safer than childbirth Also it was declared that the word person in the Constitution of the United States does not include the unborn
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