In the constitution, it states that women have "'the right to be free from unwarranted government intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child'" (website). It clearly asserts that the government should not get in the way of a woman's decision with her baby. Women have the ability to control their own body. In the past, President George Bush has imposed the "Global Gag Rule" which blocked funds to the United Nations Population Fund because the money might possibly go to clinics that make referrals for abortions. In April 2004, "more than a million people, representing a broad coalition of groups gathered in Washington D.C. in support of reproductive rights [ ]" (Disch 2006: 8). This action made by the government led to the largest women's rights demonstration in the history.
Moreover, the fetus is completely dependent upon the mother for its life support. The fetus does not have the life of its own yet and if one gives the fetus superior rights than the mother, it contradicts the woman's right to her body. People may say abortion is murder, but murder is "the taking of the life of another human being through the initiation of physical force" (website). The fetus is only a potential human being and does not have a life yet; therefore, people should not consider mothers... [continues]
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