The subject of abortion is a very fragile topic and has become controversial over time. It has stirred up many different opinions and standpoints on the topic from different political backgrounds. One of the main debates is differentiating whether aborting a fetus is considered murder and harmful to the fetus or not. One must also take into consideration the benefits of having this type of procedure legalized. The option of abortion alleviates many stressors and potentially life-threatening decisions. Regardless of what a political figure’s opinion is on the topic the decision is solely up to the woman that is pregnant and wishes to undergo this procedure. The state of Pennsylvania law on abortion supports the idea that the right belongs to the mother. On a federal level the Affordable care act, which was put in place in 2010, also supports this idea and gives women an alternative option as well as financially support women under specific conditions.