Abortion An estimated 1.3 million abortions are performed annually or approximately two and a half abortions every minute (Abortion). In all societies, women have sought to terminate pregnancies for many reasons. Republicans and democrats support either the right to live or the right to decide. The debate whether abortion should be made legal continues to divide republicans and democrats long after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision on Roe v. Wade declaring abortion a “fundamental” right (Roe V. Wade). The conflict over abortion that was divided into two camps, Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, sparked different views in conservatives and liberals; supporters of both camps may come together to help in sex education, distribution of birth
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For example, Antonia Biggs states that “29 states have implemented programs to expand access to contraceptives among low-income women through a Federal Medicaid family planning waiver. These programs offer no-cost contraceptive services to low-income women and, in some states, men who are not eligible for full Medicaid services…” (Biggs e312) If more women are cautious about their sex lives by using provided contraceptives, it would result in less abortion inconveniences.
Both pro-life and pro-choice camps have different views, but both can collaborate to provide proper pregnancy prevention help such as sex education. Pro-life individuals believe in the rights of the unborn. Pro-life individuals also oppose abortion when the mother’s life at stake. Pro-choice individuals believe in the rights of the mother. They will support any decision that the mother would need to take in order to protect her. If the mother believes it is unsafe to bring a child into the world at that time, pro-choice individuals will fully support her decision. Therefore, misused and unplanned abortions may lead to health issues such as miscarriages, breast cancer, and psychological damages. Therefore, both camps have different views and consequences on the abortion conflict.
“Abortion” 2012.presidential-candidates.org. 2012 Presidential Candidates, n.d.
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