When a women works she might choose to get married and have children later. When she decide to have that child, her life will change because she would have to balance between mothering and being a feminist. Many people believe that a woman cannot be a feminist and a mother together; she has to either be a feminist or mother. To some people being a mother means loss: a loss of power, freedom, opportunity and the ability to determine and define one’s self. I believe women can balance between work and being a mother.
Should a woman get to choose whether she has to keep an unwanted pregnancy or get an abortion? This debate has gotten a lot of heat recently with the recent accusations of Planned Parenthood selling parts of fetuses after they’ve been aborted. One would think that a women’s right would be to make decisions about her own reproductive choices. Currently people are pursing that a fetus has rights before it is able to live on its own, and those rights outweigh the rights of the mother. Supporters of fetus’s rights over the mother are called pro-life.
Being female myself, I can understand why a woman would want to have an abortion. Being pregnant and wishing you weren’t is probably the worst feeling a woman can have. Knowing that if you brought a child into the world and you didn’t want it, or you would have to give it up for adoption is such a disheartening way to start off, and you and the un-born child would be so much better off if you were to terminate the pregnancy and wait for a more appropriate time, or in the case of rape, put the past behind you and move on. Society has attached a stigma to abortion. When we hear of women having abortions, we seem to automatically think that she wasn’t careful enough, or she didn’t use contraception.
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.
Abortion has been one of the highest controversies of all time either by considering to abort their baby or by allowing the baby to be born. The definition of abortion is the elimination of pregnancy by the removal from the uterus of a fetus prior of being capable of normal growth. Antonia Biggs is a senior researcher and she wrote an article “Women Seek Abortions for a Variety of Complex Reasons” in which the article discusses about the many reasons on why women want to abort their unborn baby. While United States abortion rate looks to be stabilized after a national decline, this decline has occurred among slower, low-income women in certain states. Many reasons come up on why abortion is a good thing, an example is that women explain that having a baby would dramatically change their lives.
Though, the real crime would be to rob women of their rights and well-being. Abortions should stay legal because the absence of legal abortions will mean rise in dangerous illegal abortions, abortions are a woman’s right, and motherhood has a negative effect on women who aren’t ready. If abortions are banned, it will only provoke illegal abortions, which are particularly hazardous to women’s health. “The proportion of abortion patients who were poor increased by almost 60%, from 27% in 2000 to 42% in 2008” (Clark-Flory). “Back alley” abortions are still available to the desperate who cannot afford a better illegal abortions.
The pro-choice individuals refute that before 20 weeks, fetus lack the attribute of pain and self-awareness as doctor suggested. Also, a woman has right to her body and she should be able to choose whether she want to abort or not. The topic of Abortion is very debatable issue whether it should be legal or illegal. This essay is arguing against anti-abortion and supporting with “Abortion should be legal”. Abortion is a big issue for women and it should be made legal in all countries because legalized abortion prevents illegal unsafe abortions, child abusive crime and health problems like depression, trauma and shock.