Abortion Essay Proposal

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The topic I have chosen is women’s reproductive rights and freedom in Canada; specifically focusing on the topic of abortion. There are two main aspects to particular this topic creating a lot of controversy on the issue. 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. In my opinion, I am Pro-choice and I believe there are several definite 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 ‘murderers’ meaning, “anti-life," which is altogether untrue.

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Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1998. Into a New World: Young Women's Sexual and Reproductive Lives. New York, NY. This paper outlines some of the harsh realities about the incidence and safety of legal versus illegal abortion in the modern world. It states countries where abortion is legal are compared to countries where it is illegal to highlight the shocking injustice being done to women who do not have access to safe, legal abortion. That, and the tragedy of unwanted children, highlights the far-reaching health and social benefits of legalized abortion. Since my essay will be written from the Canadian outlook of abortion and adoption I will compare the countries injustices to support my reason. Erdman, Joanna N. (2008). Medication Abortion in Canada: A Right-to-Health Perspective. Am J Public Health. 98(10): 1764–1769. Retrieved from PMC database (2636450).

This article clarifies the right to health under the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, to which Canada is a signatory, entitles women to available, accessible, and acceptable abortion care. Particularly discussing abortion care in Canada currently and how it fails this standard. The article argues that medication abortion (the use of drugs...
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