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Throughout the years of history, there existed several controversial topics which

have caused severe discrepancy among different groups of people. Abortion is a highly

controversial issue which has been constantly argued over for the past few years and

probably for many years to come in the future. The main controversy rests with the

question of whether Abortion should be outlawed?- whether the law should permit a

woman to have an abortion and, if so, under what circumstances or whether the law

should protect the unborn. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while

the child is still in the mothers womb. In other words, Abortion is the ending of

pregnancy before birth. There are two sides to this controversial topic of abortion. One

side is the PRO-LIFE, which describes those people who are against abortion altogether.

The other side is the PRO- CHOICE which are those who believe it is the woman’s right

to choose if she wants to have an abortion. ( David M. O'Brien, "Abortion," World Book

Online America Edition,

These two groups offer different solutions to problem. The pro-life solution is to have the

child and basically live with it. They believe abortion is not an answer. The pro-choice

solution is abortion because of reasons they feel are appropriate.

The controversy lies within Induced Abortion. Induced Abortion are procedures

carried out to bring on abortion. Such include vacuum suction, which the most common

type- this is used in the early stages of pregnancy, dilatation and evacuation (D and E),

induction, which the injection of abortifacients such as prostaglandin into the uterus), and

hysterotomy, which is a surgical procedure similar to cesarean section used later in
pregnancy, especially when the woman’s life is in danger. (M. Muldoon, The Abortion


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