Many women decide to have an abortion because they are scared to raise a baby, and scared of the future of the child. Some women want to abort because they get raped and they don’t want to have such a large responsibility without the available support. But whatever reason it is, it is never acceptable to kill an innocent pre born child. Some people would say it’s the woman’s own body, so it’s her choice if she wants to abort. Abortion is a difficult thing to do; a traumatic pregnancy is related to injuries and death.
Second, some believe fetus is not person so it is permissible. I believe If killing a human being is wrong than killing a fetus is also wrong because it is like killing human cell. We cannot assume that to abort in early stage is nothing even though it is not well developed, but it matters. Abortion is not comparable with a haircut or an appendectomy that is the big mistake in life. She says we value our future, even if we do not value it because whether I value my future or not it is my future.
Women may argue that abortion is not murder because when it is performed the bad has not fully developed and it does not become a real person until it has been delivered from the mother’s body (Messerli 4). The government should not be able to control what women can do with their body. If she does not want to have the baby she should not be forced into doing it (1). Abortions are in fact safe to be performed and does not cause the baby pain. Adoption is not simply the correct solution for having an abortion because if abortion was completely banned then there would be too many babies to be adopted and over the years it would pile up and become overwhelming (“Should abortion be” 2).
“There are only two ways of thinking about abortion: either a woman has a right to decide not to be pregnant anymore, or other people think they have a right to make her decision for her (Carmon, Irin).” It is very difficult for a mother to have a child as a rape victim. That day when that cruel man took her innocence will continuously play out and the child will contribute to a memory of this horrific time. The woman who has been raped will not want the child as a memory. Being raped is a terrible trauma as is and a raped victim should be able to receive an abortion The individual did not choose to be raped. A woman being raped and then forced to carry the baby until delivery could be tragic for both mother and child.
The topic of abortion has been a controversial issue in America and each side cannot come to an agreement. Many people believe women should be able to make their own decision because it is their own body and because the baby is not born yet so it is not a human. While others believe once the fetus is formed, it is considered a human and has individual rights, and that aborting that baby is murder. Today, about twenty one percent of pregnancies will end with an abortion. Abortion must be illegal unless the safety of the women is in jeopardy, or due to rape or incest.
Human beings don’t have the right to decide if someone lives or dies. Abortion is the same thing, killing a person. Some people believe that it’s okay to have an abortion because of certain situations some women may be in. For example, they were raped. It is understand that a person wouldn’t want to have a baby with someone that forced them to have sex with them, but again, they should just give birth to the baby, and if they decide that they don’t want to keep it, put it up for adoption.
For example, why should the government illegalize abortion? Also what justifies some women to get an abortion and what does not? Can a women get an abortion if she was raped or if she could have birth complications that could result in a stillbirth, or death of the mother? A woman who becomes pregnant as a result of either getting rape or incest is the victim of a horribly violent and morally reprehensible crime. But that does not give the woman the right to kill the baby, because they will have to live with reality of knowing that father of the unborn child raped her.
There are so many different viewpoints on abortion, it isn’t even funny. Someone could say that abortion is morally acceptable because a woman was raped or the pregnancy could interfere with her health. Other people might say that it is murder and immorally unacceptable because the child obviously does not have a say in the abortion. The problem with abortions is that there is no real conclusion to the problem, whether it is legal or illegal. And this argument is only getting worse and worse.
However, some girls are forced to have an abortion.No matter the reason someone has for an abortion, it is still cruel. Some women are forced to have an abortion either by their parents or their spouse. This circumstance is very hard to argue because the woman who is pregnant is not making the choice and should not be held accountable for it. And that is the only reason anyone might consider having an abortion. Look at it like this, Jeff and Bonnie are building a house, what's the first thing they do?
If the mother aborts the embryo at a very early stage it’s not even recognizable as human and that’s why potential life is just that, potential. My personal belief is that each woman has the right to decide whether she wants to abort an unwanted pregnancy. Remember the termination of the pregnancy might have to do with the health of the mother herself, maybe the mother is unable to attend to the child’s needs after its born, resulting in child abuse and mental disease. In these situations abortion is a must in my opinion. Most abortions occur because contraception fails, because of a rape or because of a serious medical condition of the mother, which could lead to her death.