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  1. The difference between pro choice and pro-life advocates
  2. Opponents of pro-choice and the protection of the traditional family and its religious foundations

Abortion is an age old question that has caused a great rift in society. While it is legal in the United States, abortion is also a question of morality and the values a person has. To what extent can or should law regulate morality, and to what extent should the state encroach on the personal liberty of individuals in a free and democratic society? While some pro life advocates believe that abortion should be illegal, others who are pro choice believe every woman should be able to choose. Law enforcement is crucial, for we as a society have decided that to terminate a pregnancy is a woman's decision, it must be a decision she can make without fear of legal penalty or intrusion on her private space. Abortion is much more than the termination of a pregnancy. It is a question that concerns politics, morality and personal judgment.

[...] 17.No (June 2002): pp. 187-201. Tribe, Laurence H. Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes. Cambridge: W.W. Norton & Co., 1992. [...]


[...] While it is a controversial topic, abortion is a medical procedure, a demographic trend, a legal issue, and a political policy issue. Above all else, however, it is a symbol- a symbol of death to its opponents, of freedom of choice to its proponents; a symbol of family responsibility to one group, of a woman's privacy to another. It is a symbol of hope and despair, and yet, what abortion truly is, what it embodies is a choice, a decision that each individual should be able to make for themselves. [...]


[...] This approach lets them avoid surgery and the protesters who often picket clinics and expel the embryo in the privacy of their homes. The Food and Drug Administration approved the pills in 2000 for use through the seventh week of pregnancy. By 2005, the most recent year covered by the report, the pills accounted for 13% of all abortions (Simon 12). Since the emergence of new reproductive techniques that have come to exist, there is a huge emotional battle to maintain a classicalist view of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood and a more scientific approach to the procreation of life. [...]


[...] The Controversy Surrounding Abortion Abortion is an age old question that has caused a great rift in society. While it is legal in the United States, abortion is also a question of morality and the values a person has. To what extent can or should law regulate morality, and to what extent should the state encroach on the personal liberty of individuals in a free and democratic society? While some pro life advocates believe that abortion should be illegal, others who are pro choice believe every woman should be able to choose. [...]


[...] ?Religion and Attitudes toward Anti- Abortion Protest.? Review of Religious Research, Vol No (Dec., 1990), pp. 151-156 Rudy, Kathy. Beyond Pro Life and Pro Choice. Washington D.C.: The American University Press Simon, Stephanie. "Abortions down 25% from peak; Los Angeles Times 12 Jan. 2007: A12. Strickler, Jennifer, and Nicholas L. Danigelis. "Changing Frameworks in Attitudes toward Abortion." Sociological Forum Vol. [...]

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