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Pro-Life Abortion

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Abortion is an extremely controversial issue and one that many people can have very strong feelings for on both sides of the debate. Those who support abortion rights argue that it is a woman’s choice what to do with her body. Although, the unborn baby inside a woman is still a person living, and terminating that pregnancy is the same thing as murder. No one should have the choice to commit murder. Abortion is honestly wrong because the laws prohibiting abortion help to keep people from playing God for selfish reasons.

According to the “Guttmacher Institute,” in the United States about 1.6 million pregnancies end in abortion. Women with incomes under eleven thousand dollars are over three times more likely to abort than those with incomes above twenty-five thousand. Which shows that woman have abortions because they can not pay for their own child. Why should anyone kill a human when they did not do anything wrong? The one making a mistake is the person who is having an abortion. Unmarried women are four to five times more likely to have abortions than married and the abortion rate has doubled for 18 and 19 year olds. Recently the U.S. rate dropped 6 percent overall, but the rate of abortion among girls younger than 15 jumped 18 percent. The rate among minority teens rose from 186 per 1,000 to 189 per 1,000. This is showing that the younger the girl, the higher the abortion rate might be.

No matter what age the woman is, everyone has to have an abortion somehow. The most popular procedure involved in abortions is the vacuum aspiration which is done during the first trimester (three months or less since the women has become pregnant). A tube is inserted through the cervix and the uterus is vacuumed out. The second most commonly used type of trimester abortion is called dilation and evacuation. Since the fetus is big, has bones, and can move, second trimester is not as easy. Once most of the fetus and placenta are vacuumed out tweezers are used to remove the larger parts. After this, the mother is given substances which puts her into labor and delivers the fetus, as she would a full-term baby. The American Civil Liberties Union says that, “Almost 40 percent of Americans believe that abortion should remain legal and 40 percent believe it should be banned except when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother or is the result of rape or incest. Also 15 percent believe it should be illegal in all cases.” Although abortion is cared for as a women's right, it should be banned with exceptions because it's considered murder and has many psychological side effects.

On the other hand, opponents think that the main issue that pro-life people have with abortion is that they believe it causes an unborn child to suffer. However, many children whose mothers want to have an abortion have a reasonable cause and the child is better off being aborted. Most unwanted children are abused and neglected. Some are born addicted to drugs. Why should we make innocent, young children suffer with being beaten, born addicted to crack, and being raped when these women could simply have an abortion? The pro-life kids are the ones who shun other children who are from low-income families. Instead of worrying about abortion, it is critical that we worry about children already alive who are being tortured by abusive parents and who are living in poverty. Would anyone want to be born addicted to crack and have withdrawal symptoms and be neglected? Wouldn't it be better to just go back to Heaven with GOD, who takes better care of them?

Abortion is a women's own right and choice. In 1973 the Roe vs. Wade decision proved this by recognizing abortion as a fundamental constitution right and made it legal in all states. The CQ Researcher Online says that, “The law now permits abortion at the request of the women without any restrictions in the first trimester and some restrictions in the second trimester to protect the women's health.” The National Abortion Right Act League argues that without legal abortion women would be denied their constitutional right of privacy and liberty. If abortion was illegal it would force poor women to support and raise children they can't afford. There would be a ton of unsafe abortions. It would also force women to give up their dreams and stay home to raise babies that they wouldn’t have to be raising. Worst of all, it would condemn victims of rape and incest to carry and nurture the offspring of their rapist. Abortion is necessary for women to have control over their own bodies and life. One activist said, "If I hadn't had that abortion my life would have been a disaster. I wouldn't have made it to medical school. I was married at that point to a very ill man and it would have been terrible to have to have my baby. People who need abortions are in some kind of turmoil and it's really a life-saving thing." To ignore the rights of others is selfish. Women should have the right to control the functions of their own bodies. They should not be forced to have a baby if they don't want to. They should be able to decide what happens to them and have a safe way of doing so. Women



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