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Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued
over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main
controversy is should abortion be legalized. I believe it should.
"Abortion is a discussion of human interaction where ethics, emotions,
and law come together."(2618). Each women has the right to decide whether
she wants to abort an unwanted pregnancy. The termination of the pregnancy might
have to do with the health of the mother herself, or maybe she is unable to
attend to her childís needs after it is born, this may result in child abuse
and mental disease. "Most abortions occur because contraception fails,
because of a rape or because of a serious medical condition of the mother, which
could lead to her death." In these situations abortion is often the only
way that prevents the birth of an unwanted child or saves a mothers life.
Abortion is a tough choice and the decision should be a personal one, with
out interference of government or special interest groups.
"Since 1973 abortion has been an important controversial issue to the
United States."(Unknown Tag forum link). The debate is over weather it is a
womanís choice or not to terminate her pregnancy or should it be up to the
government. "When women lose their right to choose abortion they may start
performing them illegally. This may do serious harm to the mother and her
body." (Unknown Tag forum link).
Pro-choice supports believe that it is the moral right for a women to be able
to control their own body whether it is having a baby or destroying it.
"They feel it is the womanís right to be able to do what she wants with
herself and what she has created."(1531). "Victims of rape and incest
agree that it would be better to suffer through the pain of abortion than to
have to live with a deformed child or a child that is not really your own as a
product of rape or incest"(1531).
Abortions should be legalized for the fact that if itís not kept legal many
women perform illegal abortions. This is such abortion methods which are even
Illegalization of abortion may bring on many consequences. If a women falls a
victim of rape and become pregnant due to it, it is not fair to make her keep
the child. "In reality most women are smart enough to realize that an
abortion is a serious matter. Each time an abortion is performed she not only
destroys her child, but she destroys her body."
Many argue that abortion is plain and simple murder. They state that if a
women feels responsible enough to have sex, she needs to be responsible enough
to deal with the consequences. "Basically pro-life supporters argue that
the baby can not be killed because it has the constitutional right to
live."(Heather).Basically it is an irreversible procedure that no woman in
her right mind wants to go through, if not necessary.
Abortion is a horrible experience for one to go through. Emotionally as well
as physically, it affects. The whole issue comes down to the womenís choice.
She and only she, should decide what to do to her body. A womenís right to
choose is a very precious right and need to remain.
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Abortion in the United States, Human pregnancy, Abortion, Fertility, Human reproduction, United States pro-choice movement, Unintended pregnancy, Religion and abortion, Abortion debate
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