Arguments Against Abortion

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Abortion, the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable to live an independent life, is a growing issue in America. One to three million abortions take place each year. Like two sides of a coin, the viewpoints make a person either pro-choice or pro-life. As of this moment, abortion is legal in America and it should stay that way. The people who believe it should be illegal are the pro-lifers. They who want it to remain legal are pro-choicers. They believe it is the woman’s right to choose whether or not to give birth to the fetus. There are three very important reasons why mothers choose abortion and pro-choicers agree with their choice: a case of rape or incest, the mother’s physical health is at risk, or if the fetus would be born with a severe disability. Pro-lifers think that the fetus is already a person and has its own rights; however, The Constitution of the United States says that any person born in the United States has rights. The fetus is not yet born; therefore, it has no rights. As a pro-choicer, I wholeheartedly believe that abortions should not be …show more content…

In this case, women should always have the right to terminate their pregnancy. The woman may not have the financial necessities to raise a child. If she is a teenager, she may not be mature enough to become a mother, much less handle a pregnancy. Usually adoption is out of the question because statistics show that on two percent actually carry through with adoption. Most women do not want to carry out a pregnancy and go through an unimaginably painful labor for a child that is not theirs. The pregnancy itself can bring on stressors from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not to say having an abortion cannot also lead to these things, but these women are wise enough to know what they have to do. They hate their rapist, and they fear they will hate their child as well because of the

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