Abortion Must Remain Legal.

Essay by Hotazzchic01High School, 12th grade November 2003

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A modest 57% to 41% majority of all adults continue to approve the 1973 Supreme Court decision. It is one of the most controversial issues in the world today. Everyone holds their individual opinions; furthermore, people who hold a "pro-life" view argue about murder, and a "pro-choice" view argue that a life has not been taken. What if the fetus is unhealthy or it's a result of rape? What if you wanted an abortion, and the laws in your state wouldn't allow it? The abortion laws set by the 1973 Supreme Court Case, Roe vs. Wade, must stand and not be overturned by any means.

When the U.S Supreme Court legalized abortion in the case Roe vs. Wade, many obvious health benefits increased. Americans benefited physically, emotionally, and socially from the decision of legalized abortion.

1. According to the website Planned Parenthood Federation Of America, the most important benefit has been to end the back ally butchers.

They were motivated by money and preformed many unsafe abortions, which left many women dead or injured. Elimination of these butchers saved many lives.

2. The website American Life League mentions that if a women's pregnancy is causing her emotional problems, she may terminate her pregnancy at any time. This would be an abortion for reason of health, and the well being of the mother.

3.Finally, the Planned Parenthood.Org website explains if safe, legal abortions were not available, more women would experience unwanted births. Mothers with unwanted births suffer from higher levels of depression and lower levels of happiness. It would be better to have an abortion than have a child grow up unwanted.

The fetal development plays an important role when a mother considers having an abortion. The Supreme Court would divide the life of a preborn baby...