Abortion Should Stay Legal
Professor Maria Mollinedo
9 December 2011
The topic of abortion is one of the most controversial of our times. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. There are different points of views towards abortion. These views can be broken down into two categories, Pro-life and Pro-choice. Everyone has their own views and opinions; despite what several people may believe, abortion is neither right nor wrong. A pro-lifer is against abortion. Pro-lifers believe that from the moment of conception, the embryo is alive and this life imposes a moral obligation to preserve it. It has a brain and a heart; therefore it also has a right to life. Religion plays a big role on pro-life. Abortion is against the Bible and most religious people don’t believe in it either. On the other hand a pro-choicer would feel that the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the mothers’; and the state has no right to interfere. Abortion is a women’s own right hand choice. Women should not be forced to have babies they don’t want or aren’t ready for. They must be able to decide what happens to them and have a safe plus legal way of doing so. Women are in control of their own bodies and lives. Legislators have no right to interfere.
Abortion allows us to choose what we want for ourselves, and it also helps us to follow family planning. We have every right to choose whether we want to have an abortion or not. Religious people don’t support it but since it is their belief and decision they should not force other people to be like them. It has been proven above that all their arguments were not fully true. The reasons why women have abortions vary. It may be a case of rape, physical or psychological condition. A choice must need to be available to prevent the birth of unwanted children, to avoid damage to the child as well as to safeguard the emotional and physical health of women. Abortion is a tough choice and the decision should be a personal one, without interference of government or special interest groups. Outline
I. Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably for many years to come. A. Abortion is the destruction of a fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother’s womb. B. Abortion in the United States has been legal in every state since the United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, on January 22, 1973 C. There are two sides to abortion, the pro-life and prochoice. a. Pro-life are people who are against abortion.
b. Pro-choice are people who support abortion.
II. Religion and philosophy thinking shouldn’t affect the law of abortion. A. A fetus is not a person.
B. Pro-life people shouldn’t push other people to believe their religion. C. The pro-life’s arguments against abortion are provn to be false. a. Women having an abortion have been decreasing since 1973. III. Abortion playes a big role in some cases.
A. A pregnancy from rape is better to be avoided.
B. Incest children face a lot of difficulties in being accepted by their society. C. Woman should have an abortion if her pregnancy is uncompitible with her health
IV. Abortion has allowed us to choose what we want for ourselves, and it also helps us to follow family planning. A. New laws that are being developed make it harder and harder for women to deal with the problems of pregnancies.
Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably for many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? Before we get to the answer, let’s first define the word abortion. According to Tom Head “Abortion is the international terminology of a pregnancy after...
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