Essay on Should Abortion Be Banned?

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Ousman P.V. Jassey

Professor Frink

English 112

10 April 2009

Should Abortion be banned?

Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in our societies and politics today. Since 1973, when the Supreme Court of the United States of America legalized abortion in its landmark Roe vs Wade decision, the opposing groups of abortion have sought to increase or restrict access to abortion, leading to intense debates among pro-life and pro-choice political leaders and activists both at state and federal governments levels and as well as religious organizations.
The abortion debate is often considered a two-sided controversy; however, the issue involves questions about biology, morality and religion and legal rights. For example,
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The pro-life activists argue that women are the custodians of life and the seeds of future generations. They made it possible for generation to pass from one period to another. This is done with bearing of children and that is why when catastrophe hit, the first cry would be save women and children. They (pro-life activists) argue that certain groups in the society such as pro-choice advocates want women to be murderers than custodians or saviors of life and generations. A woman performing abortion is nothing other than killing the precious seed of our future generations and those are children. On this point, Maria Vargas of states:
Men of pro-choice supporters are less likely to live by the law of women and children first, the first cry heard in times past when tragedy struck on land or sea. Our adherence to the old code was the finest acknowledgement we had that preserving the lives of mother and child was surest way to preserve the future. Now that we find ourselves sailing on a dangerous societal sea, it’s time to reassert common sense and embrace the common heritage that has preserved us for generations. (Vargas and McCorvey) The pro-life advocates further believed that abortion should not be used to campaign for gender equality. They argue that lives of human should not be sacrifice in order to gain social equality. Abortion supporters thought

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