The Abortion Rights Controversy


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The Abortion Rights Controversy
The three decades that have passed since the United States Supreme Court established that there was a fundamental right to privacy for women especially in matters of reproduction in the landmark and equally controversial case of Roe vs. Wade are no more filled with passionate arguments that the preceding three centuries. The questions of reproductive rights to privacy, sovereignty over a woman’s body and rights of the unborn are mixed with economics, politics, eugenics, charges of racism and threats of eternal damnation creating an emotional powder keg that ignites passionate arguments on both sides of the issue. The examination of the controversy starts with the protracted history that dates back more than...
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