Abortion is the deliberate killing of the weakest and most defenseless among us. Unfortunately, for the last few decades, the practice has been recognized as a fundamental human right by the highest court of the land. Many people are fervent supporters of abortion. Their reasons for support are varied. However, I believe that support for abortion is not possible for those who understand our dignity as human persons under God. We were made by God, and it is from Him that we derive our worth. Abortion is a tragedy not only for the unborn who will never experience life but for the mother also. The choice given to the mother is an immoral one. Rather than give a woman control over her body, choice creates the opportunity for exploitation. There is an older lady in my church who feels deep guilt even after 30 years because she stood by as her husband sent their daughter away to New York to have an abortion. This was in the days before Roe v. Wade and abortion was illegal in Texas. The lady says her daughter has suffered much since that event and has never found peace and happiness. So did the choice of abortion give the daughter control over her body or did her father use it to escape embarrassment? This is a real life example of the tragedy of abortion. Variations of this tragedy have been frequently repeated over the years. Millions of young and frightened mothers have been pressured to choose abortion to help men escape responsibility and embarrassment. Many people have become apathetic about abortion. Since they have already been born, abortion is no threat to them personally. Why should they care about someone else’s baby? Most people try not to think about it. They wish to avoid the overwhelming horrible reality. Abortion is an intentional violent act that kills an unborn baby. Without any anesthesia, the baby is dismembered, torn apart, and vacuumed out of the mother. In the case of a near-term or partial-birth abortion, the baby is turned around and pulled partially out with its head still inside the mother. The abortionist then plunges a sharp object into the back of its neck and vacuums out the brain. This is not a pleasant subject. It hurts to just imagine the horror. However, we must think about it in order to…
controversial case, Roe v. Wade, a pregnant woman who was given the name Jane Roe to hide her identity attempted to get an abortion but they were illegal in Texas so she sued the state for invasion of privacy. Roe's real name is Norma McCorvey; she was an ex-carnival worker who was raped and became pregnant. In 1969, when she moved back to her home state, she was denied and abortion on grounds that her health was not threatened. She started to look for other options, such as an abortion clinic out of the…
President face are abortion, women joining the military, and the Supreme Court
The first most important issue that the country and President both face is the right to have an abortion. It is important because there are cases where young teens get pregnant and they themselves are not mature enough to have a baby. If that right is taken away then we would be forcing them to keep the baby knowing that they are not ready physically, mentally, or even emotionally. This takes our rights of freedom away…
Such legislations like the Abortion Law are allowed because of public policy. Where the state has the right to create laws and regulations to make we “the people” happy and if such laws are necessary. Take for example stop sings, or red lights or to prohibit texting while driving. That is public policy. It is basically a solution to a problem. It does however bring into play landmark rulings such as Roe v. Wade and the 14th amendment, because where does that leave our right to privacy and why does it…
Abortion: A Never Ending Controversy
Approximately 205 million abortions occur each year worldwide. Over a third are unintended and about a fifth end in abortion. What is abortion? Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus prior to viability. In other words, it is when a mother decides she doesn’t want to go through with her pregnancy.
Abortion in today’s society has become very political. You are either pro-choice, pro-life, and there doesn’t…
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Parties involved in the suit
Parties involved in the suit Roe, Dr. Hallaford, a married couple with no children. Roe and plaintiffs felt at the time that their constitutional rights were being infringed on limiting their rights to carry out the procedure of an abortion and privacy violations. Texas laws state that it was unlawful to have an abortion only with exception if a mother life was in jeopardy. So Roe along with others filed a class action lawsuit against Wade the…
Abortion is an issue that affects every person in one way or another; a friend or girlfriend could be faced with the decision of how to deal with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Abortion is one of the most difficult and controversial moral issues considered today; it frequently leads the question of whether it should be legal or not. Individuals decide their stance of abortion depending on their beliefs regarding numerous religious and scientific ideas of life and rights. Over…
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
1. Explain how the theory of the social contract played a part in American independence.
Answer: The social contract is an idea that the powerful will stay in power because of the consent of the people, the masses, who have much greater numbers and if they wanted, could become powerful enough to overthrow the ruler. There is a quiet "deal" between the ruler and the masses. He will protect their rights and return for their loyalty. If he does…
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, G.A. res. 217A (III), U.N. Doc A/810 at
recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all
members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts wh
outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall
enjoy freedom of speech and…
Case Analysis of
Roe v. Wade
Approximately 22% of all U.S. pregnancies end in abortion. What percentages do you think that would be without Roe v. Wade? The case of Roe v. Wade was a case filed by “Jane Roe” an unmarried woman who wanted to safely and legally end her pregnancy.
Fact and History
On Jan 22 1973, the US Supreme Court came to a decision on the case Roe v. Wade. The Court ruled under the Fourteenth Amendment that the constitution right to privacy is general enough to include…
The Abortion Case: Roe vs. Wade
Roe vs. Wade is one of the most controversial cases in U.S. history. The historic decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 legalized abortion on a federal level. Now more than thirty years later people all over the country are trying to overturn the decision as well as striving to keep it intact.
The Abortion Case: Roe vs. Wade
A Texas law that made abortion a crime except when in the case of saving the mothers life was overruled by the United…