preview

Abortion: I Am Pro-Choice

Better Essays
Since the early 1970’s abortion has been an important issue to the United States (Tietze 1). The problem begins with whether it is the woman’s choice to keep or terminate her pregnancy or the government’s choice. When this problem happens, a woman loses her right as a person. Most women argue about this issue, but if you look at it, it is the woman’s body, and she should do with it as she pleases. I believe that if a woman, under the right circumstances, should be able to make her own choices in life and not be influenced by family or the government. Some women have accepted the definition that a woman’s prime role as wife and mother is to have control of one’s own body and mind (Reardon 3) .Once they had choices about life roles, they felt that they had the right to choose abortion or not. Any and every woman should have the ability to choose when to have a child in their lives. Many women feel that if they did not have the right to choose an abortion, they would have passed by many opportunities to create a better life for themselves. Some people might not agree with their decisions, but in the ends it is theirs. Many people believe abortion is a moral issue, but it’s also a constitutional issue (Messerli 1). The right of the woman to speak about this issue is hers, and is guaranteed by the ninth amendment, which is the right to privacy. The ninth amendment states, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." (Boland 7) This amendment guarantees the right to women, so if they choose to have an abortion, up to the end of their first trimester it is theirs. Regardless of morals, a woman has the right to privacy and a ... ... middle of paper ... ... Life?” Messerli, Joe. Published; 02/22/2009.paragragh1. 12/15/09. http://www.balancedpolitics.org/abortion.htm Reardon, David C, “Rape, Incest and Abortion: Searching beyond the Myths” Reardon, David C. published in; The Post-Abortion Review 2(1) winter 1994. Paragrah3. 12/13/09. http://www.afterabortion.org/rape.html Tietze C, Henshaw SK. “Induced Abortion: A World Review” 1986. New York: The Guttmacher Institute, 1986. 12/13/09. http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/history_abortion.html Torres, Aida. “Why Do Women Have Abortions?” July/August 1988. Alan Guttmacher Institute, pages 169 to 176. 12/13/09. http://hli.org/files/PLTP%20Why%20Women%20Abort.pdf Wear, Ken. “Abortion: Let's Apply More Reason and Less Emotion to the Public Debate” Wear, Ken, published; Nov. 1999. Paragraph 6, 12/13/09. http://www.rationallink.org/abortion.htm
Get Access