Pro Life And Pro-Choice: The Pros And Cons Of Abortion

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Abortion is a very controversial and sensitive topic in today’s society. Two different sides to this argument is pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life proponents believe in the right to life for unborn fetuses saying that abortion should be considered murder regardless of how far along in the pregnancy the woman is. Pro-choice advocates people who believe the woman carrying the fetus should be able to make her own decision on aborting the fetus. Although pro-life supporters argue “No civilized society permits one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different” (Lowen), is it really the same? Doctors have determined that a fetus develops a heartbeat at five weeks. If a mother decides…show more content…
The article could potentially be considered outdated because it was posted roughly ten years ago. On the website, the author suggests individuals should have better access to birth control, the “morning-after” pill, and proper sex education that could drastically change the number of unintended pregnancies. If this were to happen, it could increase the knowledge of sex, pregnancies, and how to prevent it; however, making young adults more knowledgeable does not mean that we will lower the number of pregnancies…show more content…
There needs to be and should be guidelines. Yes, women should have the right to choose but only if it is for a solid reason. Abortion should only be allowed in cases of rape, incest, or complications that could harm the mother or the child during pregnancy or birth. Of course, in the cases of rape, incest, or complications, there needs to be proof. If a woman goes to a hospital immediately after the rape, the doctors and nurses will perform a rape kit and they can administer medicine that should prevent a pregnancy; if the medicine does not work an abortion should be able to be performed. Abortion should not be an option for women who had unprotected sex, knowing that it could possibly result in a
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