Argumentative Essay on Abortion

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Argumentative Essay on Abortion

By | May 2005
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Argumentative Essay

Abortion

Today, abortion is a big issue concerning women because for years it had been said that abortion should not be legal. Many people feel aborting an unwanted child, or killing an unwanted child should be against the law. Many people don't' know what abortion is, who can receive abortions, and why people would even choose to get them. I feel as though a woman's body is her own to do with what ever she wants. Therefore, on the topic of abortions, I am pro-choice.

First of all, before a person makes a decision about abortions, they should know exactly what it is. The dictionary defines Abortion as: The termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival. This simply means, inducing birth to kill the fetus, or baby before it is carried to full term. Often times early in a pregnancy, a woman will go to the doctor, and take a pill, and doing that will terminate pregnancy. If it is later, then she has to have the baby surgically removed from her body. If it is too late, then she will be unable to have the procedure.

Second of all, not everyone is able to receive abortions. As earlier stated, if a woman were too far along into her pregnancy, she would be considered unable to have an abortion. Often times, doctors will recommended girls under the age of 16, and over the age of 35 not have an abortion because at those ages, it might prevent them from ever having more children.

Third, not everyone gets an abortion for the same reason. Some women did not protect themselves properly before engaging in the act of sexual intercourse, become pregnant, and explore the option of abortion. Some women have fetuses diagnosed with birth defects, and choose them abort them so they won't have to raise a child with a birth defect. Then,...