Abortion has been one of the most debated issues throughout the history. Some people think it as murder while some think it as a right. The topic abortion is still one of the most controversial issues in tooday’s society. Thousands of abortions take place everyday, and yet public opinion remains as a standstill as to whether abortion is ethical or not. But rather than focusing on its ethics or the opposite, we should think that any woman has her reasons while having it. Among the most common reasons are rape and incest. Who would want to bear a child that is unwanted or which kid wants to be the ”unwanted” one? As a conclusion ; abortion is a fundamental right under U.S. Constitution and therefore it should remain legal.
Abortion means the intentional ending of a pregnancy. It is the death or expulsion of the fetus before viability. The twenth-eight week of pregnancy is generally accepted as the stage at which viability can be assumed. It has a more complex medical definition such as ”Abortion has been defined as “the act of removing a human embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman prior to the completion of the full term of pregnancy.”
Abortion has been preformed for over thousands of years. It was first started for the fear among the “native” Anglo-Saxon women. They believed that the population would be dominated by the children of the incoming immigrants, who had higher birth rates at the time. In the mid-to-late 1800s, states began legalizing abortion but antiseptics were unfamiliar, hospitals were not common, and doctors did not have the knowledge to understand abortion. As years went on, the scientific method began to take over medical practice, technology and it increased the prevention of infection. Abortion procedures became more effective and much safer.