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Abortion is Every Woman's Right

For the first time in 15 years, more Americans are pro-life, rather than pro-choice. 51% of American men and women believe that abortion should be illegal in America, rather than the 42% that believe that it is appropriate for abortion to remain legal ("Poll: Majority of Americans Are Pro-Life for the First Time"). Those that are pro-life believe that a child is born into this world with a purpose, and if a pregnancy results in an abortion, god’s plan for the child in this world will be disrupted (D‘Silva). A fetus has a heartbeat 21 days after being conceived, so anti- abortion protesters believe aborting a fetus with a heartbeat is murder. Pro-life supporters also have concerns for the mother’s health, seeing as abortion can cause many life-threatening problems, like bladder injury, bowel injury, and maybe even infertility. Abortion may also lead to many complications in future pregnancies, like bleeding within the first trimester, a baby with a low birth weight, and delivering a premature baby (“Quick Facts‘). Author Roy D’Silva wrote an article of his view on abortion, and he had understandable concerns with the issue.

Roy D’Silva talked about the many apprehensions he has with abortion in his article, “Anti-Abortion Arguments-Reasons Against Abortion”. He stated that abortion is “an act of violence against an unborn child as well as the woman about to have a baby, apart from being a moral crime in itself” (D‘Silva). D’Silva expressed how humans have no right to restrict the life of a baby, and that abortion was once considered a sin. Also, D’Silva boldly stated that an abortion can psychologically ruin the mother, as well as the family. The article also listed many health risks that are associated with abortion. For...

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...History of Abortion”). If so many women would get an abortion illegally, it should just remain legal so they can have a safer abortion in a medical facility by a trained physician.

The bottom line is that it should be a woman’s choice if she wants to take the risk of getting an abortion. If a woman was determined to get an abortion, she would, illegal or not. The best thing to do is to make it available so a woman can have the abortion as safely as possible if she feels it is right for her situation. The risks of the procedure are available to analyze by the person considering an abortion, and it should be up to her if the benefits overshadow the risks. Despite, abortion being an extremely controversial subject, I do feel each abortion case has individual circumstances and abortion must remain an absolute right, if woman are to be truly free to live their lives.

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