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Abortion A Choice or A Consequence Who are we as a civilization to force our own morals or beliefs onto pregnant women considering abortion Is it our right to determine what someone can do with his or her own body Arent there enough neglected children in this world without parents I believe the person or persons whom contributed to this sexual act consensually or otherwise should be the only ones to decide if they are mentally and physically capable of raising a child If they find they are not in the end it will be their decision Beginning in the 1960s erosion of some of the anti-abortion laws began to take place However more vocal groups trying to fix excess population growth did not support this To them compulsory abstinence and birth control was more palatable then voluntary abortion Resulting in what was then and to this day legal chaos which has been the situation with any reference to abortion since it was first made illegal in this country Contrary to popular belief the legal ramifications against abortion are of comparatively recent origin Until the early nineteenth century at common law both in England and the United States of America abortion before quickening was not illegal at all Pilpel 1969 In 1973 the Court said that abortion could be performed stating in light of all factors physical emotional psychological familial and the womans age relevant to the well being of the patient All these factors may relate to health Doe vs Bolton 70-40 In 1975 the Supreme Court legalized abortion with the ruling in Roe vs Wade Even though legal abortion has remained a highly controversial issue to this day it imposes moral implications on American politics legislation and religion There are many different views and opinions dealing with this extremely debatable topic Society meddling too much in a persons private life is a major example of how our freedoms as American citizens are slowly
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