preview

The Pro Choice View of Abortion

Satisfactory Essays
The Pro Choice View of Abortion

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by death of the embryo or fetus. In the world, more than a quarter of women who become pregnant have an abortion or an unwanted birth. When a person has a child it is a very big commitment. A child needs to be loved and cared. When women decide to have an abortion to an unwanted child it would prevent some children from child abuse. There are many reason why a person would want and abortion. Abortion is need when some feel that they could not go through with having the child. The reasons women give for choosing to have abortions are that they have had all the children they want, they are too young or too poor to raise a child, it could be a health risk to the mother, and they do not want a child while they are in school or working.

Abortion is wrong but should be allowed. In cases

like rape, incest, income, and age, women should have a right to have an abortion. There are other choices that could be made like adoption, however carrying the womb isn’t easy. Women should have the right to choose if they want an abortion. The women would have their reasons to terminate the baby. Bringing up a child mean a huge commitment of time and energy for a major part of the women’s life. If abortion is made illegal women will still do it in some cases like rape and incest.

"If These Walls Could Talk'' shows different times and different situations. The movie shows us the lives of the women who lived inside one house in three different decades: one in 1952, one in 1974, one in 1996. These Women share one thing in common: unplanned pregnancies. Each woman in the movie makes a different decision about her pregnancy and each woman experiences different consequences.

In 1952 the law prohibited abortion. The widowed women is bearing the child of her brother in law and felt that it would be a disgrace if the child was born especially since her husband died a few months ago. She was limited in to a few people who were offered abortions. She ended up having surgery without anesthesia performed with unsterilized instruments.

On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court made abortion legal, after the Roe vs.
Get Access