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Abortion: Baby Vs. Mommy Debate

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Abortion is, easily, the most controversial topic in the United States today. Some think it should be illegal, some think it should be legal but with restrictions, and then there are those who think it should be legal and free to access when wanted or needed. It usually ends with the Baby VS. Mommy debate. When does a fetus become a person? While pro-life advocates believe life begins at conception, pro-choice activists argue that abortions are going to happen whether it’s legal or not. Those who are pro-choice believe in abortion legalization to save lives and give women the right to have control over their own bodies. However, pro-life advocates claim that abortion is murder, by stating, “Abortion ends a pregnancy by destroying and removing the developing child. That baby’s heart has already begun to beat by the time the mother misses her period and begins to wonder if she might be pregnant (about 31 days after the mother’s last menstrual period or LMP)” (nrlc.org). Pro-life advocates are drifting away from the primary issue, which is maintaining basic human rights and are focused on social allegations as reasons for abortion.…show more content…
Pro-life activists also believe that legalizing abortion has a link to lower crime rates. “Crime began to fall roughly eighteen years after abortion legalization. The Žve states that allowed abortion in 1970 experienced declines earlier than the rest of the nation, which legalized in 1973 with Roe v. Wade. States with high abortion rates in the 1970s and 1980s experienced greater crime reductions in the 1990s” (The Quarterly Journal of Economics). Abortion will continue to be a topic of controversy in which opposing side will never see eye to eye
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