Abortion And The Pro Choice Movement

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When you tell a toddler that they can’t have a cookie, even though they initially did not care about whether or not they could consume the cookie, suddenly they cannot stop thinking about that cookie they can no longer have. This is natural human response occurs in adults as well as children. So as you would expect, although 47% of women have declared themselves pro-choice (Saad "Americans Misjudge U.S. Abortion Views"), according to a study in 2011, only 1.7% of women aged 15–44 had an abortion (Jones and Jerman "Abortion Incidence and Service Availability In the United States, 2011"). These statistics show that even though most women who support the pro-choice movement are unlikely to have an abortion, they still believe that those women who choose to have an abortion should have the right to make a decision for her own body. A woman should have the right to make choices for her own body because separation of church and state prevents religion from being used as a way to limit women 's rights and no one, especially not men or the government, is as qualified as a medical professional when it comes to making medical recommendations and diagnostics. Even though there could be an argument that fetal personhood is subjective based on religion as to whether or not abortion can be considered murder, philosopher, Immanuel Kant can dispute that argument with his moral theory on what makes someone human. First of all, religious ideology is no foundation for any laws. The founding…

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