Abortion: I Am Pro-Choice Essay

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Since the early 1970’s abortion has been an important issue to the United States (Tietze 1). The problem begins with whether it is the woman’s choice to keep or terminate her pregnancy or the government’s choice. When this problem happens, a woman loses her right as a person. Most women argue about this issue, but if you look at it, it is the woman’s body, and she should do with it as she pleases. I believe that if a woman, under the right circumstances, should be able to make her own choices in life and not be influenced by family or the government.

Some women have accepted the definition that a woman’s prime role as wife and mother is to have control of one’s own body and mind (Reardon 3) .Once they had choices about life
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Those who are in favor of or against abortion, make good arguments to defend their beliefs and views on this topic (Torres 165). I believe every person has a right to his or her own opinions, beliefs, thoughts, and rights. As a young woman myself, I believe women have rights just as well as men, and denying women their rights is denying them rights as a citizen and is also discriminating against them.

Abortion is defined as, "the termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or fetus that is incapable of survival" (Wear 6). Much like every aspect of a person’s life, statements are neither right nor wrong, but simply left open for interpretation. Those who are against abortion say that it is the murder of a helpless baby who has not yet had the chance to live and function as a human person, but others believe that unless the baby takes a breath on its own it is not considered a living person. Mostly everybody believes that it is a woman's right to choose what happens to her body, and if she decides that she is not capable of bringing a baby into the world, than she shouldn't be forced to just please others.

Sometimes I wonder where people draw the line between human and inhuman, death and murder. When does a woman's right over her internal reproductive system become any problem of the government? So many questions are raised by such talk, that us as people have to look at both sides of the issue so that we better

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