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Abortion is the removal of an embryo or fetus by a medical doctor from a pregnant female. In 1974, during Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was within the Constitution to protect a woman's right to choose whether or not she wanted to have an abortion or carry a child to full term. Many Americans who believe this is a woman's right are pro-choice, but others believe that the embryo or fetus having been created entitles that entity to the same rights as the woman and are pro-life. The debate between pro-choice and pro-life activists continues as there has not been a definitive answer in the courts as to when a fetus becomes a sentient being apart from the mother and is entitled to human rights.
(2020). Roe v. Wade (Decision January 22, 1973). Retrieved from https://www.subscriptlaw.com/blog/roe-v-wade