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Argumentative Essay On Abortion

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One of the most controversial topic that everyone has been talking about is abortion. Many people have different opinions about this subject, rather if it is based on religion, cultural, or just people feeling that it is right or wrong. In this document you will find out how I and many philosophers feel about this topic and if I agree or disagree with anyone of them.
Just the other night I turned on the news right in time to hear one of the most popular politicians speak about his thoughts on abortions. You’ve guested it right if you were thinking about none other than Mr. Donald Trump. "If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion
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Do state abortion laws protect the health of women and unborn children, or do they violate women 's rights? This is a great question that many people don’t seem to think about. Abortion restrictions violate a woman 's right to privacy and control over her own body. They aim to abolish abortion altogether by making the procedure more difficult to access and leading women to seek alternative, dangerous means of terminating pregnancies. Restrictions are often based on unproven theories of “fetal pain,” and unfounded claims that abortion clinics are unsafe. Abortion restrictions violate Supreme Court precedent, and the majority of Americans agree that Abortion should remain legal. (“State Abortion Laws.” Issues & Controversies. InfoBase Learning, 3 Oct. 2014. Web. 4 Apr.…show more content…
The “pro-choice” side emphasizes women and their rights while the pro-life side focuses on the other person involved. We can all agree that women should have control over their bodies—but it is imperative to determine whether or not a second person is involved before we can talk about women’s rights. Most pro-choices subscribe to that view, but not at all. In a column timed to coincide with Roe V. Wade’s fortieth anniversary, Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams argued that “a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides.” In 1971, the moral philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson made a similar claim in “A Defense of Abortion.” She argued that abortion could still be morally permissible even if “the fetus has already become a human person well before birth,” because “the right to life consists not in the right not to be killed, but rather in the right not to be killed unjustly.” If a woman terminates the life of her own fetus in a way that can be considered just, then no one’s right to life has been violated. (Resnikoff, 2013). I completely agree with both of these ladies. If a woman has been raped and has become pregnant, then I suppose she has a justified reason to terminate her pregnancy. I also believe that if she strongly feels that
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