Abortion : The Issue Of Abortion Essay

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The issue of abortion in the United States has been one that has caused controversy and created a public, political, and moral divide over the country. The debate over abortion is still intact long after the Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973, stating that it is a fundamental right to women. Pro-choice contenders believe that choosing abortion is a right held by the woman, and should not be limited by religious or government authority. Their views, in their eyes, outweigh and suppress any rights claimed for the embryo or fetus. On the other hand, those who are pro-life, believe that personhood begins at the beginning of conception, therefore abortion is the immoral murder of a blameless human being. They say abortion inflicts suffering on the unborn child, and that it is unfair to allow abortion when couples who cannot biologically conceive are waiting to adopt. Immediately following Roe v. Wade, pro-life pushed for federal legislation that would limit abortion. In 1976, Congress passed the appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health, Education, and Welfare (now the Department of Health and Human Services) which included an amendment ending Medicaid funding for abortions. Known as the "Hyde Amendment," this provision banning federal funding for abortions has been renewed every year with various revisions.
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