It appears there are many different reasons that a woman would get an abortion. Some seem like they should not be done, but others are very understandable. Abortion is one of the most discussed and controversial topics in the United States. To be pro-choice means to want abortion to be legal and available to women. To be pro-life means to not want abortion to be legal and all babies to be born.
Marisa Guzman 12/3/14 HDCS Abortions There will always be a debate over whether or not abortion should be a legal option. It continues to divide Americans very long after the US Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade. People, identifying themselves as pro-choice, say that choosing abortion is a right that should not be limited by the government or religious authority, and it outweighs any right claimed for a fetus or an embryo. It is said that pregnant women will resort to unsafe, illegal abortions if they do not get the option to do it the safer way, legally. Their opponents, identifying themselves as pro-life, say that a life begins at conception, and so abortion is the immoral killing of an innocent, helpless human being.
While we live in a nation supposedly based off of freedom, often times the decisions we make result in backlash no matter what decision is made. The most common opposers to abortion are religious groups, who believe that an abortion is equivalent to murder. While we are granted the freedom to do what we want with our bodies, there are people who believe that this is true for everyone except pregnant women. Therefore, abortion should remain legal in order to provide women with an alternative option instead of forcing them to conceive a child that may negatively be affected by financial situations, medical needs, or
Once the infant is dead the process is done ( Chitton and Newton). One thing that most Pro-choice advocates either don’t mention or don’t understand is that late-term abortions are generally never needed because there are a f... ... middle of paper ... ...Lowen). Adoption is also a good alternative for families that would be having an abortion because the baby would have a deformity or illness (Chitton and Newton). We can conclude that since there are so many families wanting to adopt and if abortion wasn’t there abortion would be a much more used path. In conclusion, abortion is still very controversial and has been through the legal system over the years and will be for many years unless it is made illegal or the choice is given back to the states.
Abortion. The mere mention of that word can pit friend against friend, parent against child, teacher against student. It’s an argument that has been going on for as long as women have had unintended pregnancies. American law currently permits abortion, but it varies from state to state where the cutoff is in the gestation period. The fact that abortion is legal in the United States is a cause of much distress to many pro-life advocates.
If abortion is to be made illegal, that decision will be stripping women of rights to do what they want with their own bodies. Until recently, women have had the right to do as they pleased with their own bodies, but in today’s society, these rights are being threatened. In her article “Abortion: Every Woman’s Right”, Sharon Smith, a well-renowned writer, advocates: “For more than a decade, the right to abortion has been steadily eroded, so that now the debate is over who should be able to pre-empt a woman's choice to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, laws now exist which allow parents, husbands or state governments to prevent pregnant women from having abortions.” In short, she states that over time, the issue of abortion has slowly been worn down to the state it is currently in, where government men and husbands are the ones who are making the executive decision of whether or not a woman should be allowed to have an abortion. Anti-abortion supporters may want to question if the woman who is carrying the fetus really has the right to terminate its life. They propose the argument by insisting that since the fetus will develop into a different body than the mother, having an abortion would not be a woman’s right, but instead would be the fetus’ right.
The Pro-life which is those who are against abortion altogether and the Pro-choice those who believe it is the women's right to choose if she wants to have an abortion. Personally, I am Pro-choice and I believe there are many clear-cut reasons to why I take this stand. In my paper I will support my position with facts about abortion, and areas where Pro-life imply that those in support of a woman's right to choose abortion are killers--meaning "anti-life," which is altogether untrue. First off I want to state that for a quarter of a century millions of women have grown up under the protection of "Roe vs. Wade," secure in the knowledge that freedom to choose is a fundamental American value, and a constitutionally protected right. Although some oppose abortion, it may be due to either lack of knowledge, or that opponents of abortion rights claim that over 90% of all abortions are used as a substitute for a contraceptive (Quick Facts).
Abortion has been a big controversial topic not only in American but also all over the world. Many people struggle with what is right. Abortion comes down to the fact of if you believe life starts when a woman gets pregnant or if you believe life begins when the baby is born. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to abortion. People that typically believe that life starts after the egg gets fertilized are pro-life while people who believe life starts when the baby is born is pro-choice.
Those who indicate abortions are frequently juveniles or young women with inadequate life involvement to fully understand what they are doing. Many have lifetime doubts afterwards. I am against abortion in all forms it may come in because there is something special about giving birth to a child and the first look the child gives you. Now we are back to the pros or supports of abortion and how it’s beneficial towards the
They believe abortion is not an answer. The pro-choice solution is abortion because of reasons they feel are appropriate. Although abortion is morally and ethically wrong should it be legal for victims of rape or incest who have no other alternative? There is no real answer to this controversy, there are two sides to it though which have been arguing for many years over the subject. The first is the pro-life group.