Essay on Abortion: A Freedom of Choice

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Abortion: A Freedom of Choice

During the last twenty-five years, abortion has been one of the most heated topics being debated the world. The only topics that equal the abortion debate are race and war. Abortion is a discussion of human interaction where ethics, emotions, and law come together. People have different opinions usually only have two choices when confronted with abortion. They are either for it or against it. There is the pro-choice and the pro-life. These are the only two categories that people?s views fall into. A pro-choice person would feel that the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the mothers and the government has no right to interfere. A pro-lifer would hold that from the moment of conception, the embryo
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In these situations abortion is the most logical thing to do, but many women find that extremely hard after emotionally attaching themselves to the baby after he/she is born. Most abortions occur because of a rape or because of a serious medical condition of the mother, which could lead to her death. In these situations abortion is often the only way that prevents the birth of an unwanted child.

There is also the issue of rape that has to be considered. It seems obvious to most people that they shouldn?t force a woman who has become pregnant due to rap to give birth to the baby. The pro-lifers don?t see the same picture; they use the same old ?murder? argument to not allow the pregnant women to get an abortion in a case of rape. They say that the child could be born and if the mother doesn?t want the baby that she could give the baby up for adoption. What the pro-lifers don?t see is how this could affect the mother of the child. The pro-lifers are only concerned for the foetus and not what will happen to the mother or the mother?s family that has to deal with the incident. If the mother gives birth to the baby she might be unable to bear the trauma and if by getting an abortion can spare her from it, so be it.

Opponents of abortion seem to think that women who choose to have abortions do so without having a real reason and are acting
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