Abortion, Pro And Pro Choice

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There Are Three Sides to the Abortion Issue:
Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Pro- Somewhere in the Middle Abortion divides many Americans, it is one of the many controversial issue in today’s society. There are two major viewpoints that receive the most attention. One point of view is pro-life which is the belief women should not abort a human life. On the other side, is pro-choice which is the belief women may decide whether to carry a baby to full term or abort it. Abortion is known as the act of removing a human embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman prior to the completion of the full term of pregnancy. There are very strong opinions for and against this issue, but no one can deny the vast gray area of abortion. Not everyone falls into the specific camp of pro-life or pro-choice. Many Americans find a comfort level in the gray area where there are restrictions, but abortion is not illegal. 1 A person’s stance on the situation is often determined by how they view the fetus: a part of the mother’s body or as a human being.
There are four different types of abortion: spontaneous abortion, therapeutic and elective abortion. If a pregnancy ends prior to the twentieth week due to natural causes it is referred to as a spontaneous abortion also known as a miscarriage. Induced abortion is a purposeful termination of a pregnancy in which the physicians refer to it as a therapeutic and elective abortion. The difference between a therapeutic and elective abortion is in which it…

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