"No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body." What type of difficult decisions have you had to make? Would one have to choose life or death for another? A fetus perhaps? Even though it is asserted that personhood begins at conception, and therefore abortion is the immoral killing of an innocent human being, abortion should be legalized in states where it is not established (other than Hawaii) because the carrier of the fetus may be in a difficult situation in which caring for a child would only be unhealthy and disruptive, and it regards the decision the mother, as it is her right.
Abortion needs to become illegal in the United States. Works Cited “Abortion Story: February 11 2014” Abort73. 11 February 2014. Web. 7 March 2014 Coomson, Emmanuel K. "Unsafe Abortions."
Right now, thousands of women face a life changing decision, whether to follow through with a pregnancy or going through the process of abortion. An abortion is the process of removing an unborn offspring, known as a fetus, from the woman’s uterus in order to terminate the pregnancy. The confrontational topic is divided between the views of pro-life and pro-choice. Advocates for pro-life strongly believe that the unborn baby should be protected. Whereas, pro-choice supporters believe the decision of what happens to the unborn baby is completely a right of the woman.
Abortion is a highly controversial topic of debate; this debate evokes strong emotions on both sides. Abortion is a pretty cut and dry topic; you are either Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. Pro-life advocates are people who believe abortion is ethically and morally wrong, and that it is the government’s job to protect all people including the lives of unborn children. Pro-choice supporters say that it is not the government’s responsibility to protect the unborn children, and women should have the right to determine whether or not they continue with their pregnancies; by choosing to have an abortion. Women’s rights concerning abortion were brought to the forefront during the court case of Roe vs. Wade in 1973.
An abortion is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. Abortions have been practiced for as long as woman have been conceiving. However, it wasn’t until the 1820’s until the very first laws outlawing abortions were brought about. According to an article written by Jone Johnson Lewis, in the United States, the first law was the act of “forbidding abortion after the fourth month of pregnancy”. However, abortions were very different back then.
If other options are available to women, what leads them to choose abortion? Three fourths of women say they cannot afford a child, one half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner, and three fourths of women said, having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities (“Facts About Abortion: U.S. Abortion Statistics.”). None of these statistics should be acceptable reasons for a woman to kill a life growing inside of her. Although abortion has been made legal, it is still a highly debated topic.
Abortion can lead to unwanted memories, serious health complications, stress, depression, guilt, and burden (procon.org). Most women think that they should have the right to choose, they are considered as Pro-Choice. The other women who don’t agree and think that abortion is wrong and shouldn’t be legal are considered Pro-Life. Abortion is a controversial subject that many don’t agree on. Pro-Life is women that want all mothers to be happy and wanting all children to live and are against abortion.