Should Women Have the Right to Abortion?

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One morning in June 8, 1964 a woman was found “naked, kneeling, collapsed upon the floor, with a bloody towel between her legs” by a maid in a motel room in Connecticut. Gerri Santoro is one of the many American women that died from an induced illegal abortion in the United States prior to Roe v. Wade. Unfortunately since then anti-abortion activists have tried to revoke these rights and have successfully pass excessive regulations and limitations on abortion leading to limited amount of abortion clinics and providers. They claim abortion is the killing of babies and try to force their beliefs onto women by spreading false propaganda and pretending to care for the women. Even though these people believe abortion is unmoral and even consider it to be murder, women should have the right to end their pregnancy legally because this would reduce injuries caused by unsafe, illegal abortions and women are complete human beings, motherhood is just an option not an obligation.
Those who think women should not have the right to terminate their pregnancy consider abortion to be murder and unsafe to women. According to CNS news, the meta-analysis conducted by Chinese researchers found that the risk for breast cancer increased by 44 percent after an abortion and this rate grew significantly with subsequent abortions (CNS News 2013). This is one of the many worldwide studies that have, supposedly, shown a link between abortion and breast cancer. Since the 1980’s, anti-abortion groups have attempted to prove that post-abortion stress syndrome exists which, allegedly, has similar symptoms to post-traumatic stress disorder. Besides post-abortion stress syndrome, abortion is associated with infertility. According to the National Right to Life Comm...

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...e an unwanted pregnancy. Revoking abortion rights will not stop women from getting abortions, this would just lead to more deaths caused by unsafe and illegal abortions. If abortion is to be prevented contraceptive should be easier to obtain and use but stripping women of control over their bodies is not the way to go. There is always going to be women in need of abortions and they should be able to get one safely and with dignity.

Works Cited

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"The Decline of Abortion." SIRS Issues Research. N.p., 4 Feb. 2014. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. .
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