The Abortion Debate Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

The Abortion Debate
An overview of the controversy surrounding abortion.
# 37182 | 1,150 words | 3 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 03, 2003 in Political Science (State and Local Politics) , Hot Topics (Abortion)

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This paper addresses the controversy surrounding abortion in order to better provide the reader with the positions of those who favor and those who oppose abortions. The paper looks at the history of the abortion debate and considers the future of abortion policy in the United States.

A Brief History of the Abortion Debate
The Opposition Against Abortion
The Proponents of Abortion

From the Paper:

"Abortion has been practiced for millennia, where abortificiant plants were historically used to promote delayed menstruation in women. Author John Riddle writes in Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World that writings addressing abortion date back to ancient Egyptians, and that both the Greek and Roman societies created legislation that forbade contraception and abortion only in cases where the father of the child required a blood heir.
"The more contemporary view that abortion is a form of murder cannot even be traced back to the beginnings of Christianity, for while murder is a sin the unborn fetus was not recognized as something that could be murdered. Rather, abortions were opposed in the eyes of the new church due to the fact that abortion and contraception both deprived the church of potential parishioners and also because these practices were used to cover up the "original sin" of fornication outside of wedlock. Indeed, the Bible does not even mention abortion, and it was not until the mid- Nineteenth Century that the church forbade abortions on the grounds of murder, for the church had at that time determined that a fetus was in possession of a soul."

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