Abortion: The Truth About Pro-Choice

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When talking about abortion, there are so many things that come to mind, it is hard to stay focused on what the issue is really about, but in the end it really all boils down to some of the most basic rights we as individuals living in this country start with from birth. “…That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety” (SparkNotes: The Declaration of Independence (1776))The practice of abortion goes back to ancient times, and to this day, …show more content…
“Can I do this?”
Someone who is Pro-Life will tell you that since life begins at conception, abortion is the same to murder as it is the act of taking human life. But, nearly all abortions take place in the first trimester. This is the period where the fetus cannot live independently of the mother and survive. You can ask many women who are pregnant that they didn’t really feel pregnant until they heard the babies’ heartbeat. That is around the 10th week; about 52% of all abortions occur before the 9th week of pregnancy (Center for Bio-Ethical Reform). Before there is a chance for a woman to make a connection to the fetus that is growing inside her. When the woman has had time to evaluate her situation and really decide if she is capable of becoming a mother. Not only financially, but also mentally and emotionally, because any woman who is to expecting to become a mother thinks about these things. Being the primary care provider, alone or married, is a huge responsibility, and there are very few women who once they decide to have a baby, then decide to give it up.
Adoption, a process that every Pro-Lifer will tell you is a viable option for a baby that is “unwanted” or an “accident. But for a woman who has decided that she will carry a child full term (all 9 months of pregnancy cycle), adoption is anything but an option. Many statistics show that

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