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Running head: ABORTION, POLITICS ON ABORTION AND REASONS WHY WOMEN HAVE ABORTIONS1Abortion, Politics on Abortion and Reasons Why Women Have AbortionsStudent’s Name:Professor’s Name:Institution:(Date)
ABORTION, POLITICS ON ABORTION AND REASONS WHY WOMEN HAVE ABORTIONS2Abortion, Politics on Abortion and Reasons Why Women Have AbortionsAbortion, also known as ‘termination of pregnancy,’ is a deliberate process of getting rid of pregnancy often carried out during the first semester of pregnancy (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, n.d). For a long time, abortion has been and remains a controversial ‘rights’ issue whose debate arouses mixed reactions from different parties. Cumulatively, around the world, millions of lives are not part of the populace because of the concept of abortion (Potrykus & Higgins, 2014). Since it is a very sensitive issue that spans ethical concerns, health concerns as well as rights of freedom, it has accumulated votes on either side of the debate, and the government is drafting laws that will address the issue of abortion. As the government is trying to formulate policies that will govern abortion, schools have introduced courses of sex education that aims at addressing elucidating in details about abortion. The courses address diverse objectives, themes and issues concerned with abortion such as its history, types, risks, politics on abortion, and factors that influence women to perform an abortion. Therefore, this paper elucidates on how the collaborative presentation on ‘abortion, politics on abortion, and why women perform an abortion’ relates to the course objectives, themes, issues, as well as offers a reflection on the process of working in a group on the topic.Abortion is not a new concept in the United States due to its controversial nature, that is, discussions about abortion has existed for decades in the social, cultural, and political arenas. Forinstance, in the early 20thcentury undertaking abortion in the U.S was illegal but due to an increased rate of pregnancies and illegal abortions amongst unmarried women and teenagers, women rights movements advocated for the legalisation of abortion. They argued that women should be granted the power to choose what is best for their bodies. In the 1970s, some states legalised abortion with a restriction for it to be performed in cases where it aims to save the
ABORTION, POLITICS ON ABORTION AND REASONS WHY WOMEN HAVE ABORTIONS3mother’s life. Subsequently, Jane Roe who wanted to have an abortion but her state did not allowher took the case to the Supreme Court. The case duped ‘Roe vs Wade,’ brought a heated debate