Abortion: A Controversial Debatable Topic

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Abortions have long been a controversial and debatable topic. Politicians and religious groups, and most individuals have a strong opinion or view regarding the topic. Society has two very different views regarding abortions. Those that oppose abortions for various reasons are considered pro-life, while those that believe abortion is a woman’s choice are considered pro-choice. The arguments that each side believes are considerably very different and often cause outrage or extreme emotional responses. Viewpoints that each side attempt to persuade others vary from religious, morals or values, personal experience, and rights. Today, abortions are still a controversial, which prevent people from seeing eye-to-eye and continue to be a heavily debated topic among society.
As with many controversial topics, abortion debaters have firmly fixed beliefs and attempt to affirm what they believe to be the essential issues. Each side of the isle has strong views, which include pro-choice and pro-life supporters. One of the most controversial topics includes the right to terminate a pregnancy. Pro-choice believers see abortion as an individual choice. The argument addresses the rights of a woman. If the right to terminate a pregnancy, a condition that affects her body and life, has she then lost a basic human right of choice. Pro-choice believers also believe that while a fetus is a potential life, its life cannot be placed on the same level with that of the woman. However, pro-life supporters argue that “life,” a fetus with a heartbeat, be given an opportunity to experience life. Therefore, pro-life supporters or those that are against abortion, argue that the fetus is human and have the same rights as the mother. In other words, ...

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...ke to introduce you to this girl, now a young woman. “Hi” my name is Krystal Astran. I lived, I loved, and I choose my path. The choice I made may result in negative judgments or opinions. However, would your view of me be completely different had I not told you the name of the girl? Will you be as understanding and open minded to the choice of others? Pro-choice is not about the “murder” of babies, instead it is the circumstances and situations of individuals. However, I also believe that pro-choice is not a form of birth control and should have restrictions, rules and regulations that are strictly monitored by the government. Regardless of the views or beliefs of individuals, whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, it is important to respect one another as a person.

Works Cited

Expanding Civil Rights, Roe v Wade. (2006). Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org

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