Controversy on Abortion
by kaylaleonard on December 3, 2017 - 11:56am
This is an article about the debate on abortion between pro-choice, and pro-life. This debate has gone on for a long time after the US Supreme Court passed a law on it is a fundamental right to humans in 1973. For people who believe they are pro-choice, they state that abortion is a right and that it should not be limited or banned by any authority figure, including governments as well as religions. It’s believed that if abortion wasn’t a fundamental right, women would seek unsafe abortion treatment which could put them in an immense amount of danger. Some people who identify as pro-choice only believe as abortion as a last resort, while many others think it should be available at any time under any circumstance. Those who identify as pro-life argue that the human life begins at conception, therefore they consider it immoral, hence the fact they since the fetus is “alive” it’s considered as killing an innocent human being. A poll in 2014 was conducted and results show that 46% of Americans feel as if they are pro-life whereas 47% of Americans feel as if they’re pro-choice. There are many types of abortions that are available, two of which are surgical abortion (a surgery) and medical abortion (taking medication). The earliest abortion techniques were developed as of 1550 BC, and they were considered legal until “quickening” which is the first actual movement of the fetus. In the US, there are about 1.4 million abortions a year and it’s concluded that one out of every five pregnancies ends up in abortions. There are many arguments for and against abortion, as well as arguments for pro-choice and pro-life, but in my personal opinion, I'm more of a pro-choice than a pro-life. I can agree on some aspects on the pro-life side, such as how in my opinion, fetus life begins at contraception and basically killing a fetus is killing a being, but I also believe that 100% of women should have the right to chose for themselves, no matter what circumstances are up for debate. I believe that women should have a right to decide for themselves, because some just aren’t ready, or aren’t old enough to raise a child. Some could have been raped, and some just don’t have the means and resources to raise a child. Every woman deserves a choice, and even though I haven’t been put in the position to need to decide for myself yet, I still have beliefs on the issue, and the final word is that women should be able and allowed choose for themselves. I know many people disagree on it, and they can do as they please. If they don’t believe in abortion, then they shouldn’t have one. But those in need or in want of one, no matter the circumstances should be able to get one without receiving criticism and backlash.