Abortion : Abortion And Abortion Essay

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Research Paper: Abortion Laws The topic of abortion is a widely debated and very heated topic in Texas. The Republican party’s platform supports family values and are completely against abortion under any circumstances, including abortifacients. The Democrat party’s platform supports the rights for women to make choices about their own bodies. They support abortifacients and a person’s right to have an abortion. There is also a large percentage of those that are in the middle in that they believe abortion should be legal but restricted. The argument of abortion is primarily a moral issue that has created a divide between two groups of people. In general, the two opposing groups are pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life includes those who do not support abortion, namely the Texas republican party. Pro-choice includes those who support a woman’s choice to have an abortion namely the Texas democratic party. One of the many arguments made against abortion is that, “abortion is prima facie wrong because it deprives someone of a ‘future like ours’.” (Saad). Those who are pro-life believe a human fetus becomes a person upon conception. By having an abortion, a woman is essentially committing murder by terminating what they consider a person. Some pro-life advocates also believe that abortifacients should be illegal because they prevent the natural process of a fetus to form. The Texas Republican Platform states that, “We call upon the Texas Legislature to enact legislation stopping the

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