Abortion

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Abortion During the past quarter century, abortion has been the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It's an issue where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion makes a moral, social and medical problem that makes many people create an emotional and violent feeling. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two differences are "pro-choice" and "pro-life". A pro-choicer person would feel that the decision to abort a pregnancy is the mother's choice. A pro-lifer would feel that from the moment of development of the embryo or fetus, is alive. This un-born child is alive and that abortion is equivalent to a murder. In the United States about 1.6 million pregnancies end in abortion. Women with incomes under eleven thousand are over three times more likely to abort than those with incomes above twenty-five thousand. Unmarried women are four to five times more likely to abort than married and the abortion rate has doubled for 18 and 19 year olds. Recently the U.S. rate dropped 6 percent overall but the rate of abortion among girls younger than 15 jumped 18 percent. The rate among minority teens climbed from 186 per 1,000 to 189 per 1,000. About 40 percent of Americans believe that abortion should remain legal and 40 percent believe it should be banned except when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother or is the result of rape. Also 20 percent believe it should be illegal in all cases. Although abortion is regarded as a women's right, it should be banned with exceptions because it's considered murder. The National Abortion Right Act League argues that without legal abortion women would be denied their constitutional right of privacy and liberty. If abortion were illegal it would force poor women to bear and raise children they can't afford to bring up. There would be a number of unsafe abortions in back allies. It would also force women to give up their dreams and stay home to bring up babies. Worst of all, it would be hard on the women to carry and nurture the baby of their rapist. The pro-choice argues Abortion is necessary for women to have control over their own bodies and life. Women must have the right to control the functions of their own bodies. Pro-lifers believe that human life begins at the moment of fertilization.

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