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Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in today’s society. There are many different opinions that people are voicing that reflect their personal moral values. Throughout this essay I will discuss not only my opinion about abortion but also review some of the Roe vs. Wade issues. I will be basing my essay on the issues that

My personal opinion however is even though women should have the right to do whatever they want to with their bodies murdering an innocent victim or child nonetheless is not something they should have control over. For instance, “women cannot be allowed to “play god” and launch only the lives they welcome.”(5) This statement is not only true but should be told to all women who consider abortions. Willis believes that “the debate has to start in a different place- with the recognition that fertilized eggs develop into infants inside the bodies of women.”(5) Abortion is a cruel and unmoral thing for women to even think about. Another issue Willis brings up is “the only question we’re allowed to debate- or the only one Commonweal is willing to entertain-is “Are fetuses the more equivalent of born human beings?”(5) I think that this debatable question and serves as a prime point in my essay, because my belief is that from the moment you conceive a child there is a life forming inside of you. Therefore it is murder to abort a child.(4)

The next topic I would like to discuss is Roe v. Wade. This is another “sensitive and emotional nature of the abortion controversy and all of all the vigorous and opposing views.”(1) For instance, this is a 30 year old case that discusses privacy and abortion in the United States. However, according to the Roe decision, “most laws against abortion violated a constitutional right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”(3) “This decision overturned all of the state and federal laws outlawing or restricting abortion that were inconsistent with its holdings.”(3) Roe v....