WHAT ROE V WADE TAUGHT US ABOUT ABORTION

The United States Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, overturned the historic Roe Vs Wade and thus effectively ended women's Constitutional right to abortion after 50 years. This shift of power from one front to another questions the legitimacy of human rights, ethics and democracy in America. Let's take a look at the implications of this power move.


OUTLINE

1. What is an abortion?

2. Ethics of Abortion

3. Medical Care and Abortion

4. Roe v. Wade

5. Abortion aftermath


What is an abortion?

To begin with, let us first understand what an abortion really is.


An abortion is the removal or evacuation of an embryo or foetus that ultimately ends a pregnancy. Miscarriages, also known as 'spontaneous abortions' are abortions that take place naturally. These occur in 30% to 40% of pregnancies. An induced abortion on the other hand (or less often "induced miscarriage" or "unmodified abortion"), is the purposeful termination of a pregnancy.

Medical Care and Abortion

Roe v. Wade

Ethics of Abortion

Abortion aftermath

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