Pro life vs. pro choice; just hearing these words brings to mind such great debates as nature vs. nurture, atheism vs. theism, and Splenda vs. sugar. My personal persuasion is that of pro choice. I believe that when the argument is presented, if one relies on facts and formal logic then the only choice is to see that pro-choice is the right choice. In this day and age, where science and technology rule our lives and we have the choice to do practically anything we want with our bodies; it seems strange to me that something as inconsequential as abortion, and a woman’s right to make choices about her own body can be put into question. A lot of statements made by pro-life advocates are sometimes hypocritical or not made of one-hundred percent true fact. Also, people fail to mention the variable of fathers. If a father may leave or is absent, is it the right choice to bring a child into this world? People who advocate pro-life don’t realize the facts about abortion and do not delve any deeper than if it is a baby or not when there really are many factors that are involved.
Let’s get into the science of the matter. Science tells us that until the third trimester, babies aren’t even technically human. They are just a mass of cells, growing and dividing; eventually becoming a human being. Even supposing that aborting a baby would be taking someone’s life, the life and well being of the mother is already established. In this sense, the mother’s life is “worth” more than the baby’s. If a woman was the victim of rape or another kind of unplanned pregnancy it is the moral responsibility of the mother to abort it. By doing this she is saving both of their lives. In essence, by having a baby you can’t afford or can’t/won’t take care of, you are ruining the baby’s life as well as the mother’s and or fathers. This situation doesn’t come out as a victory for any party involved. The mothers become more...
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