The reason I believe so strongly about the abortion issue is because sometimes circumstances beyond a woman’s control present themselves. Women who are raped, who carry a disease, who are too young to be mothers, and who are drug addicts should all be able to obtain an abortion. Not only is the choice a good one for the potential mother but it is also a good choice for the unborn child. Before sixteen weeks the unborn child is not even considered a fetus. That is why I believe that abortions before sixteen weeks are justifiable.
B. Women should have abortions when they want to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and the fetus has serious physical defects. A rule utilitarian would try to answer the same question, which rule will produce more total well-being? In conclusion, a choice needs to be available to prevent the birth of unwanted children, to avoid damage to the child as well as the well-being of women. Preservation of life seems to be a slogan for anti-abortionists.
(“Abortion”) There are many downfalls of making abortion illegal. One of the reasons being that if made illegal, many pregnant women will go to unsafe and life threatening abortions. In fact, half of all pregnancies in the US are intended. Without abortion what will happen to these mothers with unanticipated babies? There are 68,000 maternal deaths each year because of “back-alley” or 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 "Anti-Abortion Violence: America's Forgotten Terrorism." Anti-Defamation League: Leaders Fighting Anti-Semitism and Hate | ADL. N.p., 4 Sept. 2012.
Those with strong religious and moral objections to abortion argue that the rights of the unborn child override those of the mother. I think that the woman should be allowed to make her own choice, as it her body and it is her life that will be affected by the birth of the child. Abortion should be legal to those who want or need it. Though, to prevent unnecessary deaths, there should be a rigorous screening/questioning program to ensure that the mother really doesn't want the child, or to make sure she knows all the alternatives. I think it should be the mother's choice of whether to have the baby or not.
Every mother might enjoy the times that she carries her baby with love. Abortion breaks the natural law to deprive life from a fetus; therefore, it could be seen as murder. It would cause permanent physical and psychological damage to the mother. In normal situation, abortion is been seen as a way to avoid responsibility. The mother want to abort the fetus if it is unwanted.
Anti-choice proposals to ban abortions for “sex-selection” or “birth-control” are smokescreens designed to shift the focus of the debate away from this issue and trivialize the seriousness with which millions of women make this highly personal decision. Any government restriction on the reasons for which women may obtain legal abortions violates the core of this right and could force all women to publicly justify their reasons for seeking abortion. Most people agree that abortion should be a rare procedure. To accomplish that ideal, our society must proactively, by providing resources and support, offer pregnant women the hope that carrying their babies to term is not the end of their plans and dreams. Then their difficult decisions would really be true choices vice acts of desperation.
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.
Before discussing the implications of this new bill, it is important to first analyze the most problematic aspect of abortion: its hazardous effects on the mothers’ healths. Many women, regardless of age, take pills or get surgeries to remove their babies, from which they can suffer from numerous biological health problems. Studies have shown that abortion surgeries are not to be trusted. An article titled “Unsafe Abortion - a major public health problem” mentions that un... ... middle of paper ... ...ealth than the current law. Many supporters of abortion argue that abortion is a way for women to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy.
Pro-life promotes the protection of the fetus, especially by outlawing abortion by equating it to murder. Yet pro-life advocates don’t take into consideration the emotional and physical damage to a woman who is forced to have a baby she may not want or be able to afford. Even a woman who uses birth control may become pregnant, because there is no birth control method that is perfect. Sometimes pregnancy can even be detrimental to a women’s health because of unforeseen difficulties. Women should, regardless of the opinion of others, have the right to choose what they think is best for their own body.