Argumentative Essay On Abortion

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Abortion is still a topic that encourages a lot of debate in today’s society. Many discussions have been conducted on the topic of abortion. However, these discussions always encounter great opposition among the participants depending on their orientation which can be either pro-choice or pro-life. Abortion, along with infanticide, in ancient times had been considered a matter of family planning, the property rights of the patriarch, gender selection, population control.

While the practice of infanticide (as a form of family planning) has largely died out, birth control, child abandonment and abortion are still practiced. Their morality and legality continues to be debated. Individuals from pro-life movement very often refer to a late-term
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Bush. The Republican Party is often seen as being pro-life because the official party platform opposes abortion and considers unborn children to have an inherent right to life. BAIPA extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion. "Born alive infant" is defined as "Person", and that gives rights as a human to any child born with in the United States. Definition of "Born Alive" is the complete expulsion of an infant at any stage of development that has a pulsation of the umbilical cord, heartbeat, voluntary muscle movement, or breath, no matter if the umbilical cord has been cut or if the expulsion of the infant was natural, caesarean section, induced abortion or induced labor.
President Barack Obama, at that time Senator, had a particularly remarkable opinion that BAIPA would be too burdensome on abortionists. The National Right to Life Committee says he’s conducted a "four-year effort to cover up his full role in killing legislation to protect born-alive survivors of abortions". Because of that, anti-abortion activists accuse Obama of "supporting infanticide". Obama sees "born alive" bills as backdoor attacks on a woman’s legal right to abortion, but he says he would have been "fully in support" of a similar federal bill that President Bush had signed in