At the core of reproductive rights is the principle that a woman has the right to decide whether and when to have a child.
- Centre for Reproductive Rights.
How can anyone claim they have the 'freedom' or 'right' to kill an innocent baby? The only 'choice' in abortion is between a dead baby and a live baby.
- ProLife America Website.
Abortion: ETHICAL ISSUES, TRENDS, AND AMERICA AT THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROE VS. WADE
6 February, 2013
Abstract: Abortion is a medical procedure that ends pregnancy. Many procedures constitute abortion, which can be dangerous to the mother if it is performed late in pregnancy or in unsafe conditions. This controversial practice was legalized by the United States Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade (1973). Since then, active Pro-Life and Pro-Choice groups have advocated for legislation to restrict or ban and increase access to abortion for women, respectively. Ethical issues raised both sides concern the rights of the mother and the fetus. Americans are deeply divided on this issue, and operate on a wide spectrum of beliefs that range from complete opposition to abortion to the conviction that women should be able to choose in all circumstances.