Across
the world, there are millions of individuals who are not alive today because
they were never even born. This is due to abortion. Abortion is among the most
controversial topics in our society. It has been, and will always be, an
argumentative topic. People from all over the globe have their point of views
on whether it’s moral or immoral. It also brings up another question on whether
it should be legal or illegal for a woman to abort and if they can, when can
the law come in to protect the fetus. According to the Merriam-Webster
Dictionary, an abortion is, “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied
by, resulting in, or closed followed by the death of the embryo or fetus as a
spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first twelve weeks of
gestation-miscarriage, the induced expulsion of a human fetus, or the expulsion
of a fetus by the domestic animal often due to infection at any time before
completion of pregnancy.” Just in the United States, there are about 1.4
million abortions every year and approximately 50 million abortions per year
throughout the world (WHO). 40% to 50% of these abortions are illegal according
to the World Health Organization. Every year in the United States there is
about 1.7% of women 15 to 44 years who have had an abortion, 18% of these women
being teenagers. The highest percentage of women having an abortion was found
to be between 20-24 years with a 33% and followed closely by those of ages
25-29 years with a 29% abortion rate.

            Abortion
has always been around for centuries. In the United States, it was always legal
from the time the settlers first arrived in the country. However, during the
eighteen hundred, the states started passing laws in order to make it illegal. According
to the National Abortion Federation, “One of the reasons included fear that the
population would be dominated by the children of newly arriving immigrants,
whose birth rates were higher 

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