What is Pro-Choice? Pro-Choice refers to the belief that a woman has the right to abort a baby from her body. Most people do not know how they stand on this subject. Usually a touchy subject, it is often kept a secret. I did extensive research on this subject after my older sister got an abortion. At first I was upset by the fact that she did it but now I realize that it was her choice and not mine. I feel that a woman has the right to do what she wants to her body. If a woman does not feel that she can raise a child then she should be able to do whatever she wants. If a woman gets an abortion in a case where she cannot raise the child then that is one less child put into foster care. During this speech I will inform you of the background on abortion, the different types of abortion, and also the main reasons to be pro-choice. The United States legalized abortion on January 22nd, 1973 as a result of the Roe Vs. Wade case. This case proved that making abortion illegal was against the Constitution. Roe, who was a single pregnant woman, won the case. This was a big victory for women across the county. Abortion is supported by Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. Abortion is not typically done after 16 weeks unless advised by a doctor. I think the main reason for this is the baby starts sucking her thumb, getting the hiccups, kicking and stretching, sleeping and awakening, and listening to her mommy's voice. This in many people's opinion is when the baby become not just an embryo, but an actual baby. There are five different types of abortion. The type of abortion the woman gets depends on how far along the pregnancy is. If the woman is in the first 3 months (often referred to as the first trimester) she is able to take the Morning After Pill, also called the Plan B pill. A woman can get these pills over the counter at a local pharmacy or at the doctors office. A woman can also...
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