The Right To Life


Life is a right held by all creatures on the universe,
everything has life; however, everything also has it's own character or
individuality. Every person is his or her own self and does what he or she
wishes to do to a certain extent. Many people are opposed to an individuals
decision on life they should realize that in America people have the freedom to
do what they want.

In Roman times, abortion ans the destruction of unwanted children was
permissible, however civilization's aged and now there is a huge controversy
about who chooses. In the 1970's the Roe v. Wade was tried in the U.S. Supreme
Court. ‘Jane Roe' took the District Attorney of Dallas county to the Supreme
Court because she wanted an abortion and was not legally permitted to have one
where she lived. She could not afford to travel elsewhere to have it "preformed"
so she went to court. On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court said that it was
legal for any woman to have an abortion and terminate her pregnancy at any given
time. The Roman Catholic Church has said that abortion is murder and violates
all terms of human morality. My personal opinion lays between that of the Roman
Catholic Church and the Supreme Court. I believe that a woman should have the
right to an abortion only if she was raped and can not afford to have the child,
or if she does not know who the father is. If the woman just want's to have an
abortion for no reason, believes that the baby will be born with a handicap, or
will be born with a disease, life threatening or not the abortion should not be
permitted to take place. Within the past year President Clinton has vetoed a
bill that will outlaw "partial birth abortions," I strongly oppose his decision
and believe that he should have outlawed them. In New Jersey, there is an
assemblywoman writing a bill that would outlaw them in New Jersey and fine each
party involved twenty-five thousand dollars.

Assisted suicide has also been a controversial topic concerning the right to
life. I believe that everyone should come to accept the fact that people have
the right to choose to live of die. I think that assisted suicides should be
legal only if the person is terminally ill. The person should be able to choose
when to end his or her own life if he or she is terminally ill. I strongly
oppose assisted suicide if the person just wants to kill himself or herself for
no particular reason. If that is the case he or she should go seek counseling
from a priest or counselor. A family should also have the right to disconnect a
person from life support if he or she will never be able to live life without
any physical limitations. If a family has the right to do this then a person
should have the right to do this to him or her self. Death is a part of life
that many people are afraid to face. Weather it be a loved one or a worst enemy,
everybody mourns during the time of death. Assisted suicide should be legal, but
with certain limitations like seeking a permit every time it happens and having
to prove that the person is terminally ill.

I think that life is a right and a privilege given by God to everybody and
everything that has ever existed. Although there will probably never be a
resolution to this conflict in my lifetime, It would be nice to see at least one
day where everybody will unify their opinions and work together to solve this
conflict that has a part in ever household and life in the world.

Category: Religion