Abortion is one of the most controversial topics that faces society in today’s world. This controversial topic has caused many deaths and several heated arguments between the two separate parties of opinion. The arguments between pro-life and pro-choice supporters have been long and can be very violent. This argument will continue to go on for years, but based on your opinion there are legitimate arguments for both sides. It all depends on personal opinion whether or not each side can say with certainty that the other one is wrong. The two sides to abortion are pro-life and pro-choice, and this is an issue that politicians face in every election, and it plays a big role in how many citizens decide on who they are going to vote for in the election. The many court cases that involved abortion have influenced United States history in a big way. These court cases include: Stenberg v. Carhart, Roe v. Wade, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Abortion in the United States has been banned and legalized throughout the history of this country, and the interest groups involving this topic have had many heated arguments throughout the years, and continue to have them today.
Abortion is the voluntary termination of a pregnancy, resulting in the death of the fetus or embryo (Gill). Abortion is a topic that has been around for a long time, and is something that has been debated in just about every society. Abortion has been a part of the United States history since the U.S. was founded. Abortion was legal in the early history of the United States, but did not last for long. In the 1820s abortion was banned in the U.S., but this did not stop illegal abortions even though by 1900 abortion had been completely banned. Women were still getting pregnant at an alarming rate, and finding ways to get an abortion illegally. In the 1950s and 60s there were an estimated 1.2 million illegal abortions, and this was an alarming number, and something that needed to be addressed by the government (Gill). In 1965, all fifty states had banned abortion, but there were some obvious situations where abortion would be allowed. These included when the mother’s life was in jeopardy, if the person was raped, or if the fetus was deformed, and didn’t look like it was going to make it. Interest groups at this time included the National Abortion Rights Action League and the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion.
The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) is a pro-choice interest group that uses numerous try to convince the government for increased abortion rights, both in the U.S. and overseas. It sponsors lawsuits, donates money to politicians supportive of abortion rights through its political action committee, and organizes its members, mostly through the Internet, to get in touch with Congress, and try to get them to support the NARAL. In addition, NARAL will sponsor an event that will help to advertise their group, most notably the March