Conservative Views on Abortion: A Critical Examination

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The Conservative Stance on Abortion; Why They Are Wrong “It is unthinkable to allow complete strangers, whether individually or collectively, as state legislators or others in government, to make such personal decisions for someone else.”(Weddington) The conservatives have been bringing up the issue of abortion ever since it was legalized in the 70s. Conservatives believe that abortion should be illegal because they believe that abortion is wrong. They are deciding to make a woman’s personal choice for her and believe that they have the right to do so. Conservatives constantly talk about how much they value their personal freedoms yet they want to strip women of their personal freedom when it comes to abortion. Without the personal liberties granted by the constitutional amendments the entire country would run amuck. Although abortion is legal, the conservatives are trying to revoke this law …show more content…

By eliminating the option of abortion they would be stripping a woman of her personal liberties. The government would have control of a woman’s body. American government was based off the principles of democracy. Democracy emphasizes on the rights of the people. Their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Is a woman’s right to choose what to do with her body not one of those rights? Does that choice not affect her life, her liberties, and her pursuit of happiness? Once the government has control over a woman’s bodily decision to have an abortion who says they will stop there? Who is to say they will not want to control the rights to vote or the right to a trial by jury? By giving the government the power over someone else’s body they turn the American democracy into the American dictatorship. Everybody has their rights, and by revoking the right to choose they are giving the government control over a woman’s body and personal

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