The debate over whether or not abortion should be a legal option continues to divide Americans long after the U.S. Supreme Court's 7-2 decision on Roe v. Wade declared the procedure a fundamental right. The essays in this anthology provide contrasting views on the abortion controversy and are sourced from a number of organizations including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Life and Liberty Ministries, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation. A question-and-response format prompts readers to evaluate complex topics from multiple angles. By evaluating and understanding divergent opinions, students can attain a balanced knowledge of the issues. Important facts, perfect for report writing, are dispersed throughout in boxed insets.