Abortion has been a procedure that dates back to ancient times, laws regarding abortion are found as early as 1075 B.C. This volume explores both sides of the debate on the moral and social issues surrounding abortion. Is it immoral? Does it violate human rights? Can it be a form of genocide? Restrictions on abortion rights, such as parental consent laws and banning late-term abortions, are also discussed, as well as the impact of abortion on society and on women's physical and emotional health.