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Keywords

Ethics, abortion, back-alley

Abstract

Abortion continues to be one of the most hotly debated topics in the United States since its legalization in 1973. Abortion rights activists claim that millions of women may now terminate pregnancy in a safer manner than in the days of “back-alley” abortions. This paper will examine the truth behind this claim. For instance, does legalized abortion really protect the health and safety of women? Is it safer than natural birth? Does it eliminate discrimination against poor women? This paper will argue that “back-alley” abortions have been a largely fabricated reality. They cannot therefore be a compelling argument in favor of keeping abortion legal.

Article Number

1

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