Abortion : A Woman 's Choice

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Celina Valvano
Mr. Cukierski
12 November 2014
Abortion: A Woman’s Choice
Abortion is an ongoing issue that many woman face today in society. Statistics show that one out of ten women aged from fifteen to nineteen gets pregnant each year and five out of six of these pregnancies are unintended (Lunneborg 1992). There is a constant struggle between whether to keep the child or to abort it. Some people believe that abortion is their only choice or their only way out of a difficult and challenging situation. Catholics and Christians believe that abortion is a structural sin; however, abortion should be legalized to those who desire it and make the choice to practice it. First, throughout history, abortion has been debated against those who are pro-life and pro-choice and was rightfully made legal due to human’s rights issues and the increase of feminism. The Canadian and American laws for abortion protect women’s rights, yet the American law protects human life more effectively. Last, although the church deems it immoral, it is completely the woman’s choice to practice abortion. There is a rich history of abortion and it was prohibited until the twentieth century. During the 1960s and 1970s, abortion was strongly debated. After many arguments, abortion was made legal in Canada in 1969. Prior to the law being passed, many women were practicing abortion illegally. Some could not afford to travel to other countries to have the procedure done or to pay private…
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