Abortion Vs Abortion

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Abortion has been debated constantly since it became legal for women to get an abortion without having been raped, or placed in serious harm due to the pregnancy. However, two main arguments have arisen: pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-choice argues based on the benefits for and harms to the mother, while pro-life argues based on benefits for and harms to the fetus. During both arguments, physiological, moral, and psychological effects of abortion are considered on behalf of both the mother and fetus; but one important person has not been considered: the father. Father’s too are affected by abortion. In this paper, I will argue that the Equal Rights Amendment passed in 1972, which reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex (The Learning Network, 2012).” is being violated and that under this amendment, men should be given equal say in the decision to abort.
A popular political argument for abortion is that it empowers women by giving them control over their own life. The Supreme Court Justice for Planned Parenthood v. Casey said, “The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproduction live (Melling, 2017).” While this is true for women, what about men? Fathers are under obligation by law to pay child support if a child is born despite his intentions or desires to be a father after conception,

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